Your Cancer Metaphors Don't Comfort Me

“Your Cancer Metaphors Don’t Comfort Me.” By Stephanie Sliekers, Huffington Post.

People react strangely to news of a cancer diagnosis. One of the strangest reactions I experienced by far was that of a former colleague, who surprised me with his anger. His niece, he told me, a 15-year-old girl about to start a new year at high school, had also just been diagnosed. She was undergoing invasive surgeries and grueling chemotherapy treatment. He exclaimed to me with fervor: “If cancer were a person, I’d punch it in the face!” His outburst caught me off guard.

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