Saturday 21 October 2017

There is hope and I should know – I've battled back eight times

Emma Hannigan

CANCER is not the death sentence it once was. I've had cancer eight times, and the message I always want to send is that there is always hope.

The image of cancer, more so with older generations, is that once you have it – that's it. But it absolutely isn't. Since the first time I was diagnosed in 2006, the amount of new treatments is incredible. The survival rate is up massively and I'm living proof of that.

But the best thing someone who has been diagnosed can do is talk about it. Cancer isn't the taboo it used to be.

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