1. Some gave up, felt defeated,
and powerless do anything about it. They resigned themselves
2. Some accepted the diagnosis
stoically and did nothing to find out if they could do anything
3. Some reacted with denial.
They denied that the diagnosis was serious. For example, some
of them who had mastectomies said their breasts were removed
only, "as a precaution."
4. And some decided they
would triumph. They would fight the disease and win. They learned
everything they could about it so they could conquer it.