Attitude Quiz

Please answer all the questions in this quiz. It is intended to help you fight cancer.

This quiz is not scientifically proven accurate. It is strictly a personal opinion after talking with many cancer patients as well as professionals. The questions have been reviewed by teams of doctors, psychiatrists and psychologists in Kansas City, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering and at the National Cancer Institute. It is meant to enable you to assess your mental attitude and thus to help you successfully fight your disease. In answering the questions, remember you are doing this for yourself. No record is kept of quiz answers or results and no one else ever need see your answers. Do not put down what you think you should say, put down what you honestly feel. Do not try to figure out hidden meanings. Answer each question quickly, as if it were asked you in conversation.
I know exactly what type of cancer I have.

I know exactly the type of cell of my cancer.

In the next several questions, treatment means one or more of the following:
  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation
  • Immunization
  • Hypothermia
  • Hormones
  • Psychotherapy
I began treatment less than 30 days after I was diagnosed.

I began treatment less than 60 days after I was diagnosed.

I have not started treatment yet.

I feel that I have had more than my share of bad things happen to me.

I am happy with my life and would like it to continue as it has been.

I believe my cancer will get the best of me.

I would do anything a nurse told me to do without questioning him/her.

I have full faith in my doctor.

I believe the treatment I am receiving will successfully treat me.

If I were told to have an X-ray similar to one taken the previous day, I would do it without question.

I do not want to discuss my cancer with my family.

I do not want to discuss my cancer with my friends.

If I had a trip, business meeting, or other important occasion planned, I would postpone a doctor's appointment or treatment.

There are certain treatments I would refuse even if the doctor said it was necessary.

I believe I can beat cancer without the help of my doctor.

If my doctor recommended a treatment I didn't like, I might try an alternative treatment such as Laetril.

I prefer to know as little as possible about my treatments.

I would not question my doctor or in any way hurt his/her feelings.

I feel so nervous much of the time that I can't think very well.

I feel so depressed most of the time that the future looks bleak to me.

I have had serious emotional problems in the past that are now kicking up again.

2 Replies to “Attitude Quiz”

  1. To be quite honest I have given up. The first reason is I had family and friends in my corner last time my momma who at that time was the most important woman in my life and beside being my momma she was my best friend we would talk 4-5 and sometimes more each day and She died December 28 2015 of bone and breast and then 6 months later my 9 year old Daughter was killed by a drunk driver and I guess you can say that the only thing good that was going good for me is I met the most beautiful woman even better than what I ever dreamed but unfortunately she ran also because of my diagnosis well she left before I found out for certain that it was actually cancer and so since I found out I did let her know that it was cancer but we didn’t didnt talk about anything else so I suppose you could say that I haven’t cared but I care its just literally she was the only person that I have in my life I dont like people to honest and its not that I dont like them because I will help out anybody that is in need but what I dont like is 95% its all about me me me that’s all its about and it shouldn’t be that way and so instead of being by the negativity I stayed to myself and family since momma passed well she was the glue that held us together. And then I remember last time it would literally take everything out of me I mean id do the treatments on Tuesday and I didnt start feeling well enough and normal again until Monday so I honestly don’t think I have either the will or even the want to endure that again. But since I dont have anybody except me in my corner I mosf likely won’t be doing type of treatment

    1. Ray,

      I would like you to speak to your doctor or the oncology social worker at your treatment facility about a cancer support group. If you are not comfortable with a group setting, please let them know you would like to speak with a mental health professional. One of the most common side-effects of cancer and its treatment is depression. You certainly have had very tragic things happen in your life, but you must not give up. Once you have completed treatment you will be able to assess your life with a clearer mind. Seeking the assistance of a mental health professional may save your life in many ways.

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