Cancer terrifies me. I've known a 17yo to die of cancer (mum's best friend's son), my partner's best friend, my grandmother, my other grandmother has had ovarian cancer (fine now!) and my grandad has had skin cancer and throat cancer (both fully recovered from). It feels like I see posts on Facebook about people being diagnosed all the time, and it just scares me because some of these people live such healthy lives, and it just makes me think can we really avoid it?
I sort of assume that I'm going to get it some day. I don't know if that's a pessimistic view, it's just that there's a lot of it in my family, particularly on my dad's side. I hate that it takes so many people, and that so many others are affected through it.
I wish it was go away, and I'm very very proud that my cousin is involved in some groundbreaking research in Liverpool.