World Cancer Day 2017
I am certain that I am not the only one who has dealt with cancer. I know that I am not the only one who has lost a family member or friend to this awful disease. I am not the only one who has survived cancer just to suffer with late effects from the treatments that put me into remission decades ago.
Cancer has taken so many from my family, both of my grandmothers, my grandfather, my father, and my sister.
Cancer has taken so many of my friends. Michael. Dolly. Davina. And so many more.
There are many who get to live on with their lives following their treatments, waiting to hear the words, “You are in remission.” I know too many who deal with late side effects that were unknown could develop when we were treated, several of those side effects life threatening. And I know too many that have passed away from complications of those side effects.
On this day, I remember each and every one of you.