Save Yourself

"Life isn't worth living without a couple of vices." "Something's going to get you in the end." "I'll take my chances."

We all love to feign insouciance about cancer, or to tell apocryphal stories about its apparently random nature — of some haggard two-pack-a-day smoker who lived to be 96, versus the exquisite gamine who never smoked, always used sunscreen and did yoga, but went in for a routine checkup and was told she wouldn't see her 25th birthday. But while it used to be difficult to know who would and who would not...

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