As the year comes to an end it’s always good to reflect on what is important (family and gratitude) and remember “Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones that would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what.”
In this issue there are excellent articles, from understanding our genes (not the ones I’m battling to get into), such as Genetics in cancer, to understanding cancer cells and pathology in The evolution of pathology. Genes may be our nuts and bolts and genetic family ties; “Family ties mean that no matter how much you might want to run from your family, you can’t” or as Rafiki says in The Lion King “You see? He lives in you.” But whilst we can’t change them (our family or genes), remember “Family is not defined by our genes, it is built and maintained through love.”
I love the Seeds and nuts article; yes I’m going to up my nut intake (after all you are what you eat), and sticking with the theme, “Families are like fudge – mostly sweet with a few nuts.”
Ending the year with gratitude: Thanks to the Buddies team that work so hard to ensure these amazing mags come out, “Some people are worth melting for.” – Olaf.
To all my wonderful patients “Ohana means family and family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.” – Stitch. Be safe and know we are all part of a global family “Because when I look at you, I can feel it. And I look at you and I’m home.” – Dory
Your Buddie For Life
Prof Carol-Ann Benn
In this issue
Word For Word Media, the publishers of Buddies For Life and Oncology Buddies, is honoured to present the new look of The 2022 Big C Survivor’s Guide. This is a new navigational concept to assist you, the patient, through the strenuous times and guide you through all the humps and bumps and prepare you with the many questions you need answered. We hope that this booklet, in print and online on oncologybuddies.com, will relieve some of your anxiety, stress and desperation you feel at different times. We also hope it can give you the power of education, support, and comfort of understanding more about your cancer path.