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Esther Rosenblatt’s Story of Strength

  • October 17 2011

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    This is my story. I discovered I had cancer eight years ago, accidently. I broke my knee and my pre-op X-ray showed lung cancer. I was 69 years of age.

    I quit smoking 30 years ago. I had vat surgery and the oncologist I went to said i did not need chemo. Well, to make a long story short, the cancer grew and I needed chemo. One doctor told me if he put 100 people in a room with my type of cancer only 5 would survive. 

    I am a very positive person. I went to another doctor who never gave me a time but was wonderful. I have a great sense of humor and when go to the doctors I kid around alot, also with friends and family. I also make light of what I have. People can't understand it; I tell them why should i worry about cancer when anything else may happen.

    I use my brother in law as an example. One day, his big problem was that should he take cholestral meds, but the next day he went to work 9/11. So I say, why worry? My friends think I'm the bravest person in the world and the doctor uses me as an example to all his patients. I never complain and never talk about my illness.

    By the way, I have two wonderful oncologists; one in Florida and one in New Jersey.



  1. Marlene 09:27pm, 04/03/2016

    I found this article by accident today April 3rd 2016. Esther Rosenblatt was my sister and she died May 2012 from her lung cancer. I never knew she wrote this. She was a very very positive person about her disease and she was my hero. I miss her terribly.

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