I resent how cancer is represented. "He lost, after a long battle” we say.
Just because something kills you doesn’t mean it defeats you.
If that were true, we would all be losers.
I believe the human in question is an uncontested winner who goes to heaven, cavorts, eats good food, has good sex, reads good books and looks over the people he loves. And cancer, unable to survive the human's departure, ends up dead, rolled up in dirty gauze and tossed in the wastebasket.
So suck it cancer. No one here ever loses to you.