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Living with Cancer - Ted's Story

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Posted 10/13/2014

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Ted is a retired physician who was diagnosed with cancer several years ago. He shares his thoughts on dealing with the diagnosis, living with treatments, and coping with feelings that often come with a cancer diagnosis. "You're going to feel like a ton of bricks hit you," he said. "I think it's a good idea to try as much as you can to dispel the element of fear." He suggests talking with family, friends and support groups. "They'll ask, 'how long you got?' I tell them, 'That's not up to me.'" Dr. Ted also talks about the importance of a "bucket list" and knowing how to roll with the punches and keep a positive outlook. For more information about the cancer support and treatment programs at The Nebraska Medical Center, visit or call 1-800-922-0000.