50-50 Analysis

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What is the value of the 2011 film 50/50?
Despite leading a profoundly healthy lifestyle, which includes no smoking, no drinking, no drugs and not even possessing a driver's license to partake in what he considers the associated perilous activity, twenty-seven-year-old Seattle Public Radio journalist Adam Lerner, in the 2011 film, 50/50, is diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. After getting over the initial shock of the diagnosis upon which he could not fixate on the word "cancer", Adam reads online about his specific type of cancer - schwannoma neurofibrosarcoma - the article he reads which reports a 50% survival rate. His primary medical doctor, Dr. Ross, prescribes a course of chemotherapy to shrink the tumor afore they can even contemplate
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In the 50/50, when Adam is told by Dr. Ross that he has a rare form of cancer, Adam tries to deduce how this happned. He considers himself an exceptional person. He does not drink, smoke and even recycles. He takes the news of his cancer remotely fine. When he gets home, he looks up the cancer that he has on a medical website called WebMD. He then tells his girlfriend Rachel and even offers her an out in their relationship. He does not want her to be compelled to deal with his illness, but he honestly does not want her to leave either. She tells him no, that she will stay and they will get through this. Next Adam tells his friend Kyle, and his reaction to the news is what someone would have expected from Adam. Kyle asks Adam what type of cancer he has. Adam tells him the type and then Kyle asks, what are the chances of him surviving this type of cancer? And Adam responds saying it is a 50/50 chance. Kyle then asks Adam when he is going to tell his Mom. Adam tells him that he is not going to because she would lose her mind if she knew he had cancer. In the textbook “Life Span Development a Topical Approach”, chapter 4, “Health and Wellness”, talks about defensive coping. Defensive coping is defined as insensate strategies that divert or gainsay the true nature of a situation. For example, this is what Adam is doing. He …show more content…
Such as when Adam received his cancer diagnosis. Adam learned who his true friends were and how consequential family is. Before his cancer diagnosis Adam did not have an exorbitant amount of communication with his mother. Whenever she endeavored to call him, he would not pick up the phone or when she left a message, he would not call her back. This transmuted on the morning Adam was having his surgery. His mother and father were by his side as the doctors were getting ready to take him in for his surgery. When his Mom reached down to give him a hug, he embraced her tightly and told her that he was scared. She told him everything was going to be alright and it was. This is reminiscent to the article “Parents if you want to be Right, Prover yourself wrong”. The parents in this article thought that integrating speed bumps to the roads in their neighborhood would obviate people from speeding, but once they did their researched they learned that speed bumps do more harm than good. The most consequential vale people will take away from the 2011 film 50/50 is that they should not wait until they are diagnosed with a terrible disease in order to live their life to the fullest, such as when Adam didn’t really live his life until he was given a terrible diagnosis. People should live their lives each day like it is their last day on earth. Before Adam’s cancer diagnosis, he just went through

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