Janine Booth has written about her experience in her new book The Big J vs The Big C: Issues, Experiences and Poems in the Battle Against Breast Cancer, charting her diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer.
One in two people will develop cancer during their lives. The increasing incidence is mainly a result of more people living longer.
Cancer was something that people were ashamed to mention, endured by a silent minority in private, but now is more openly talked about.
There are many different cancers, some eminently survivable, taking different treatments to cure them or keep them at bay.