I probably should be more scared of cancer than I am. My father-in-law died of cancer four years ago (and, in an odd coincidence, so did my ex-father-in-law, eleven years earlier). My mother-in-law made a full recovery from breast cancer, but both she and my husband have had cancerous and pre-cancerous skin moles removed before they spread. Given that, when it comes to that side of the family, cancer is certainly one of the things I worry about. However, cancer has been blessedly less common among my own genetic relatives. Quite frankly, as the daughter of an early-onset Alzheimer’s patient, that particular disease – tricky to diagnose definitively, difficult to treat successfully, and still incurable – concerns me a heck of a lot more than cancer does.
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