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By Ulla Hacker-Harada
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'My _____ has been diagnosed with cancer'

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August 8, 2019

Tom Harada

Fill in the blank: My ______ has been diagnosed with cancer.

It's a sentence spoken all too often these days. Whether it's a mother, friend, son, niece, co-worker or grandparent, I hear this statement all too often: someone's life has been touched by cancer.

To be clear, cancer does not simply touch lives; it grabs, it shocks, it creates turmoil and it turns lives upside down. It does not discriminate, nor does it follow a predictable course.

It is a journey which leaves those affected without control; daily life becomes a series of doctor's visits, chemotherapy, blood tests, scans, hair l...

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