I'm sitting here gutted and want to say a few words, find it hard to talk face to face so i'll bore you people thousands of miles away.
My dad died in 1996 from prostate cancer, after his death his doctor got in touch with me and advised me to have a check up, sure enough I had early stages of it. I had an operation followed by 6 weeks radiotherapy and have been fine ever since I have 6 monthly checks. Well my nephew was diognosed with it at age 40, his mother (my sister) 12 months ago was diognosed with ovarian cancer, this spread and she died in July, now Nick my nephew (her son) is in The Charing Cross hospital the prostate cancer has spread all over him (lungs,bones. nose) , went to see him yesterday , a pitifull sight. To cap it all his father (my brother in law) has been taken into a Mcmillan Hospice with liver cancer. Looks like a whole family will be gone in 3 months, I just can't get my head round it. Looks like this damn disease runs in families, but my brother in law also ? can't believe whats happening.
Sorry for posting this on an engineering site but has done me good just saying some words. Thanks David