I am coming up to my 5 year all-clear (diagnosed at age 38) and like NAZ I have spent too much of my life getting past cancer and the brutality of the treatment I had. I feel it stole the last years of my youth and my early years with my children. I have finally felt as though I have moved on this year. I understand that there is a need for true-life drama but even the knowledge that the programme is on tomorrow upsets me and brings it all back. I hope that the programme makers understand the effect it may have on cancer sufferers and give the subject sympathetic treatment but it is all far too close to home for me and my family. I am comforted greatly to know that I am not alone in feeling this way. It all feels a little too much like voyeurism over people's pain. The news today about Rio Ferdinand's wife Rebecca is heartbreaking and whilst I know it is unlikely I think it would be appropriate for the BBC to shelve the programme for a week or two.
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