My father has beaten cancer twice now.
The second time wasn’t any easier. In fact it was harder.
The first cancer was prostate cancer and my father was told that he would probably out live the cancer. Radiotherapy was enough to beat it.
The second cancer was kidney cancer and he was told without treatment he’d have two years left. Surgery was the most realistic option which he might not qualify for due to his weight and medical conditions and drugs or chemotherapy were less likely to succeed. Thankfully, he proved them wrong and qualified for surgery and that surgery removed the cancer.
But now there’s that fear that it’ll come back...
I watched my father go through both of these cancers and come out a stronger person. He’s changed his lifestyle and is determined it won’t be third times the charm for him.
Some people aren’t as lucky. The first cancer is enough.
The work Cancer Research UK do is so important because without it my father and many others, wouldn’t have beaten cancer.
Unfortunately they haven’t found a cure all solution yet and more research is needed to find more cures and treatments to keep cancer at bay and cure it.
Anything anyone can spare is enough to help fund that research so that nobody has to wonder if this is going to be the one that takes them, or their mother, their father, their brother or sister, their grandparent, their aunt or uncle, their child or their friend.