Sisters For Life

Being told you have cancer is obviously news from hell. Hearing some time later that the cancer is advanced - that it's spread to another part of your body and will almost certainly kill you, perhaps within months - is worse still. Which is why it requires no great effort of the imagination to believe the statistic that at least 3 in 10 people who receive the latter diagnosis spend much of the balance of their life in a funk. "The fear that I have with this cancer," says Shinta, 48, whose disease has spread to her sternum and the lining...

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