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Cancer survivor is glad for helpful research but refuses to be called hero

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As he bared his flawed soul to Oprah, Lance Armstrong did one more service for people with cancer. He proved that jerks get the disease too. He even blamed cancer for turning him into a bully. This may be the only side effect of cancer treatment I haven’t experienced. I’ve had cancer twice. Although I’ve been on the receiving end of enormous kindness, I’ve always felt uncomfortable when people tried to declare me a saint ...


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