Cancer is a life-changing experience, both for those diagnosed with it and their families. Some lucky ones make it out of it and some give their best battle until their body can't take it anymore. But either way, cancer comes along with many lessons. When I was diagnosed, I was mad at cancer because I could not believe what was happening to me. Looking back, I thank cancer not for showing up and disrupting my teenage years, but for all the things I discovered about myself while battling with it.