Angelina Jolie’s choice

U.S. actress and director Angelina Jolie arrives to Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague ahead of a screening of her new film 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' at the Foreign Commonwealth Office in central London

  As someone who’s so closely associated with breast cancer, I feel I should acknowledge Angelina Jolie and welcome her to the sorority no one wants to join. So I’m writing this to salute her for having a double mastectomy in order to avoid getting breast cancer, the disease that killed her mother.   And […]

fading away

Photo by Angelo Merendino

Cancer has stalked me for my entire life.  So much loss; so many people. In many ways it’s with me every day; although sometimes my own experience of cancer,  horrific as it was at the time, tends to fade away. Sometimes it seems unreal, as if cancer happened to someone else. But for other people […]