A good example of persistence is for example, say you see a physician who you believe is key in treating your cancer. The physician decides for whatever reason, you are not a good candidate for a study or a treatment and you are turned down. If you truly believe from your research and by using your intuition that this physician is your ticket for a cure....stay persistent.
Networking is important in finding the people you need to assist in overcoming cancer. It is a whole body disease and every aspect of your being needs attention.
Knowledge is gained when you research and open up more options.
The second element of importance is to sustain and nourish the human spirit. Any serious illness can be a frightening opponent. Getting support through reaching out to others helps to stay positive and is vital.