And here's the final one. "At least we caught it early."
It's not cause for celebration because you're not out of the woods yet. Depending on your cancer, you may not ever be out of the woods. And that's terrible, especially when you never should have been in those particular woods to begin with.
We aren't "winning the war on cancer" when we're diagnosing more people earlier. We aren't winning when people still die. We aren't winning when people still get sick.
My friend, Sherri, who passed away just over a month ago, was diagnosed early. Stage 1, like me. Early detection is not a cure.