Gaynor sent me a link to a news article about what Kefah Mokbel, my surgeon, is up to these days. (Apart from, y’know, saving lives.)
You can read about the trial, for destroying small breast cancers in situ under local anaesthetic, here.
I think this is so exciting. Because it’s not just dealing with cancer and the idea of cancer that’s difficult, it’s all the stuff that comes with it. The hospital visits, the waiting, the recovery from general anaesthetic, the scarring, the feeling of being invaded and mutilated. If we could get rid of some of those bits – if we could, in time, deal with a small caner on the day that it is diagnosed – that would be a real stride forwards. (Just until we find the cure, of course.)
So, I’m excited, and I’m hoping, and I’m thankful, once more, for Kefah Mokbel and all the people like him, and with him, and behind him, who are helping to make these things happen.