CANCER is a horrible, horrible disease. Sadly it affects so many families and can cause so much pain and turmoil.
That's why I rejoice when I hear of someone turning their diagnosis into something positive. So it is with Sile Seoige.
She was struck down with thyroid cancer three years ago.
The 35-year-old battled the disease, undergoing treatment, and thankfully has now made a full recovery. But she made even more of it.
In an interview this week shesaid: "I have never been as happy as I am right now and everything is in perspective... If I had a chance to swap with the me I was before I felt sick, I never would."
It's hard not to be struck by this positive attitude. In fact, I'm hugely impressed by Sile's candour and courage in speaking so openly and honestly about what is still a taboo subject for many.
Having overcome the disease, Sile's spoken of her contentment and happiness.
This positive attitude offers hope and encouragement to cancer suffers everywhere.