"For someone who is newly diagnosed, I would want them to know that you are incredible and you can fight this. You have been given a spirit, not of fear, but of power and love and self-control and you are not alone in this battle. I HIGHLY recommend journaling each day (or every day that you can) and being real and honest about how you are doing. I will save that journal forever and look back on it often. Others may try to compare you to other situations (good or bad), but I recommend focusing on battling the cancer you face. Remember, statistics are for groups and you are an individual."