Cancer Reflections


When someone you know has had cancer, please be mindful. There is never really a ‘had’ when cancer is involved. ‘Had’ implies finished, final, gone.

‘I had cancer’ is not like ‘I had a cold’.

Being in remission is not the same as being cured.

Larissa Dann

Remission. Sounds such a friendly, positive, hopeful word. And yes, it is. But the day I was told I was in remission was the day I realised the full impact of a cancer diagnosis.