The other day a good friend of mine called to tell me she is fighting breast cancer. I was saddened by her news, but she and I share a life philosophy that will help her (and those of us who care about her) in this: "It is what it is."
Yes, the C word tends to instill fear in one, but you are much better off not giving in to the fear. You can't change it, but you can deal...it is what it is.
Resolve to fight it with all you've got, keep positive thoughts in your head, and move forward through your days just like always...it is what it is.
Leave the "if onlys" and "what ifs" out of your realm. Let others dwell there if they feel they must, but don't go there yourself. It will make no difference whatsoever anyway...it is what it is.
No matter what cards you are dealt in this life, little ones, it all boils down to "it is what it is." So take the cards you get, and deal....