I believe that anyone with a cancer (or other life-threatening) diagnosis is courageous. Although people say they are there with you, no one has to walk through the treatments but you. I had various friends come with me to chemo treatments, but I was the one being poked and prodded, I was the one being flattened under x-ray machines, and I was the one who's life would be imminently affected by the results. Each day, each step I took, was an effort. I didn't feel courageous at the time - I felt I didn't have a choice but to do as I was told by medical personnel. Today, I see how courageous I was. Cancer made my will stronger.