Tag Archives: Breast cancer

No guarantees

Cancer is a diagnosis that you can never put behind you… By the very nature of the disease, the persistence of just one cancer cell after treatment means that it will eventually come back. And even a thousand cancer cells … Continue reading

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Why it’s a good idea to read the Bible every day

When I became a Christian, I was told that I ought to have a ‘Quiet Time’ every day – preferably first thing in the morning – when I should spend time reading the Bible and praying to God. I sometimes … Continue reading

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Hair

The hair on our heads is a strange part of our anatomy: virtually irrelevant to the body’s functioning, but carrying huge social significance. As one of the few bits of us that can be displayed in public, how much we … Continue reading

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Under the scanner

When I first qualified as a doctor (nearly forty years ago), the treatment of cancer was somewhat hit-and-miss. If you found a breast lump, the surgeon would carry out a mastectomy – and that was all the treatment you had. … Continue reading

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Siren voices

One of the more positive aspects of admitting that you have some form of cancer is how friends rally round to support you and pray for you. So many have encouraging things to say, such as anecdotes of long-term survival. … Continue reading

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God willing

James 4:13-17 One of the things I most hated about my work towards the end of my career was the annual appraisal. Not because I was performing poorly or had difficulties with any aspect of my job, but because I … Continue reading

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Behemoth

Job 40:15-24 At the end of the book of Job, God takes Job on a ‘tour’ of creation, showing him the wonders of the natural world: the mountain goats, the wild donkey and wild ox, the ostrich, the horse and … Continue reading

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