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Health with attitude

His message for other men is: “Don’t take your health for granted”.
Steve Gilmore, 56, has battled 5 types of serious cancer for the last 9 years and has just had a good year. This is a man with attitude who is prepared to go all out to work on himself and his health and is a good example to us all. Once lady from Adelaide has commented on this story and she too has battled various forms of serious cancer and has a great attitude. We can learn a lot from these two. They have both gone through intensive medical regimes so it is clear that we have made considerable progress in terms of treating cancer. My mother died of cancer in 1995 and so I have some idea of what these two have faced. Most of us know someone with cancer or we have lost friends and family to cancer. Research is the key and good medical knowledge and practice will make a difference. I know and 80+ year old who has survived breast cancer and she too is a lady with attitude and a great inspiration to me. Her daughter also battled breast cancer and got it into remission.Her other daughter has fought serious bowel cancer with radical surgery and has led a normal , active life since. All of them were like these people , they took the battle back to the disease. That kind of attitude seems to be helpful. You don”t assume anything. You just do everything to keep yourself healthy, well and happy. This is where we all fit in. When we know someone is fighting the good fight, we need to get in there with our help and support to strengthen them and help them create their own conditions for fighting this scourge. It also means the media need to release more of these sorts of positive stories. Stories where we hear of people putting themselves up against it and getting through. We need to be looking at the good stuff and dwelling on that so that we can always cite cases of people doing well.


Retired Adelaide based professional. Lived here most of my life. I have been a teacher of French, English and German since 1974 and value the capacity of the classroom, wherever that might be, to write on the lives of others.

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