Cancer survival rates are increasing all the time and it doesn't have to be the 'battle' you might initially fear or expect.
A piece earlier today on the Big Phone In on BBC Radio Kent about the positive side of a cancer diagnosis.
You can listen again (for a limited period): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01ph2bj
The piece starts at 03:45 after the news and travel and the whole piece ends at 57:50. I'm on between 11:00 - 15:13. It's worth listening to the whole hour, particularly if you've been affected by cancer or knows someone who has.