Never has this statement felt truer. I was speaking to a friend yesterday and I felt totally overwhelmed by her positivity about life. She was recently diagnosed with bladder cancer and had to have an emergency operation only last week. Cancer always comes as a shock to anyone who is diagnosed with it. It is a word that is associated with horror, trauma and upset and even if you are lucky enough to be able to have it removed, it is still something that affects you every day.