|Why Would I Laugh at Cancer?
|Sounds like an honest enough question, doesn't it? The short answer: Terrorism.
If you don't laugh at cancer, the terrorists win. Huh ??? Hang on, before you write
me off as some sort of deranged, paint-sniffing lunatic, let me attempt to elaborate:
When I say terrorists, I'm not talking about those blood-thirsty radical extremists with
a penchant for blowing stuff, as well as themselves, up...no, I'm talking about those
mischievous little cancer cells which have attempted to hijack your body. Much like
their real world counterparts, cancer thrives on fear and uncertainty. When you take
all the dread and incertitude away, cancer loses much of its power and influence inside
the microcosm that is your body.
Lastly, and most importantly, cancer (similar to a terrorist) hates to be laughed at, to
be denied the respect and recognition of a dangerous and worthy adversary. A wiser
man than I once said, "The enemy of my enemy is my friend." If cancer detests the
joyous sounds of laughter and the positive emotions they accompany, then you can
be sure that laughter will be a formidable ally in your battle against cancer. That
should be reason enough to laugh it up at cancer's expense.
For those of you who would like to further explore the connection between laughter
and healing (in medical terminology: humor therapy), follow the links below to read
several articles and testimonials as to the scientific and medical merits of laughter.
Our Take on the Medical Merits of Humor and Laughter
Humor Therapy as defined by the American Cancer Society
A Psychologist's Perspective on Humor and Healing
|We, at CancerIsNotFunny.com, are not doctors. We are not medically trained or certified in any way
(if medical knowledge was measured in parenting skills, we'd be Britney Spears) and thus, all of the
claims and/or suggestions detailed on this site should not be taken as medical advice. Always consult
your physician before beginning and/or modifying any alternative course of treatment.
We are, however, firm believers in the healing power of laughter. **Laughter has not been FDA
approved for the treatment of cancer or any other medical condition (except maybe depression, and
if it's not, it sure as hell should be)**