depressing post alert

One of the saddest things I see frequently on imgur and Reddit are people declaring they have beaten cancer and they are proud of it.

I appreciate the optimism, but it doesn’t work like that.

The terminology is horribly misused and misleading in common usage and I don’t think that is a good thing.

xkcd has probably the best and most striking explanation: http://xkcd.com/931/

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