Cancer affects the social network it invades as well as the body it attacks. Spouses, children, extended family, friends, workmates, even casual acquaintances are rocked by a serious illness. These people pay a heavy physical and emotional price; their experiences are part of the story.
This is why Harriet Lee, the producer of my cancer video, included interviews with my family. Here is what a few of them had to say about living with cancer.
If you have cancer, I hope you have a support team from which you can draw strength. If so, be open with them, don’t shut them out. In a very real sense, they have cancer too.