Best wishes to all in their battles against “The Big C”…

9 09 2010

The dreaded “Big C” – cancer – is, unfortunately, becoming all too common.

A few months ago, CTV weather specialist Anwar Knight took time off for his battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He has completed chemo and is undergoing radiation therapy, all the while keeping very upbeat about the experience, confident that he will beat cancer.

Earlier today, I found out that two other well-known Canadian journalists are now dealing with their own cancer battles.

Citytv Toronto reporter Cynthia Mulligan has finished her chemo against breast cancer, and will be going in for surgery before long.

And it was announced yesterday that CityNews anchor Mark Dailey, having already beaten prostate cancer a few years ago, now has a tumour on his left kidney. He will be undergoing surgery in a couple of weeks, he said, as well as taking a vacation to recover.

One thing that stands out to me about each of these three is the positive attitudes they take in these battles. All of them come across as confident that they will conquer cancer. This is great to see.

I wish all of you all the best in your battles.

I’ll let Mark have the final words here…from his on-air announcement from yesterday:

“Watch your health. You know your body – listen to it.”

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