If someone asks me what it is like to live under the shadow of cancer, I'm not sure I'd be able to answer.
There are so many different hues and shades in the palette known as cancer.
The first time someone you love is diagnosed as suffering from cancer can be a terrible experience. There's disbelief. Your pretty sure the Doctors have messed up the results and are incompetent. You demand second opinions and further investigations. You are in denial.
But then comes acceptance. Accepting the fact that yes, maybe the Doctor is right, and maybe he knows what he's talking about. Maybe.
You start to Google and to read up everything you can get your hands on. Information is power. Even though the Doctor managed to get his diagnosis right, you need to verify every action he takes.
With acceptance comes a declaration of war... The battle has begun...