I was totally shocked, surprised and also saddened by my “cancer” diagnosis a couple of years ago.  A part of me, despite my mum just going through chemo for her second breast cancer and my auntie’s and uncles (half) all having had cancer, never believed I would actually get it too.

There was a kind of cancer snobbery I think I had in hindsight, believing that with all the work I had done on myself, the emotional releasing, the stopping alcohol over a decade ago, the quitting smoking too, the very healthy diet and lifestyle and the exercise which I’ve always included in my life, I thought that was protective and made me an unlikely candidate for cancer.  Maybe I too believed it was lifestyle? Not genetic or environmental.

But whatever I believed, I was duping myself!