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Daily English 1042 - Being Diagnosed With and Treated For Cancer

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Vivian: Do you see this lump? I’m sure I have cancer.

Guy: Don’t jump to conclusions. It could be something completely benign.

Vivian: I know it’s not benign. It’s got to be a malignant tumor. The cancer is probably at stage two or three already. The oncologist will probably want to start me on radiation and chemotherapy right away.

Guy: You haven’t seen a single doctor yet and you’re already planning for the worst.

Vivian: Of course I am. I want to be mentally prepared for the bad news. The doctor will do a biopsy, but I already know what the results will be. I’m just hoping the prognosis will be good.

Guy: I think you’re getting way ahead of yourself. It could be something completely harmless.

Vivian: I can’t afford to believe that. I have a family history of cancer. My father was diagnosed when he was 56 years old. It’s true he’s been in remission and hasn’t had a relapse yet, but you never know with cancer.

Guy: That’s right, you never know. You could live to the age of 90.

Vivian: You can fool yourself as much as you like, but I have to face facts – especially as sick as I am.

Category: Health + Medicine