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If cancer doesn’t change your life, you’ve missed one of its richest opportunities Premium

26 June 2014 | by Joanna Moorhead

 
Does having cancer change your life? Not in the long term, anyway: in the short term it can hardly fail to make you think things will be different, and significantly. If I get through this, you think, I won’t sweat the small stuff any more. I have thought like that and I’ve certainly been calmer and more philosophical since I was first diagnosed. Niggling work issues, late grocery deliveries, the threat of an impending, noisy property development two doors down from my own, worries over redecoration costs … all this used to keep me awake in the small hours. But now, reader, I sleep like a baby. And why? Because I was diagnosed with cancer, and I am on course to come through. Nothing works better than a cancer diagnosis as a wake-up call. When you hear those words, &ldqu




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