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Video Transcript: I’m Adrienne. And I am a patient partner with ECANA. I am, going on two-year survival of endometrial cancer, and I think where I’m going to be most useful is to talk about receiving my diagnosis. Not just hearing it, but receiving it. I was surprised by the numbness that overcame me, not immediate fear, not immediate worry – more like, “OK - so let me just move on with my world,” you know? And it wasn’t until I sat down and really thought about how much change this was going to bring to my life that I started to have feelings about it, have emotions about it. What I learned however, was that it made me more tenacious. I wanted to know. Because having not thought about a future, or having been complacent in where I was in my present, it reminded me that I'd never thought about a future, I'd never thought about what I wanted my future to look like. And I sure didn’t want my future to end with a cancer diagnosis. So, I decided that I was going to get in front of information, so that when information was given to me, I was able to back that up with a question. I was not ogin got let the doctor shovel me out of the room. I was going to be sure to know the language so I could understand what he was saying. If I didn’t understand, “wait a minute – explain that to me again, like I’m a six year-old.” So, I think we almost think hearing the word cancer, it’s the end of the world. But, for some people it might be the beginning of a new you.