When I saw this saying, I knew it to be true. Sure, we got a raw deal with cancer, but it is up to US to choose how we want to play our cards. I've had plenty of solo pity parties on this journey, but I try my best to keep the faith and remain an active player. (An active player in a poker game is someone who has not yet folded his / her hand.) If you intend to remain active in the hand, be sure to protect your cards. In the end, you will come out a winner, too!