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Cancer: a 'fighting' chance?

Jennifer Tracey | 18:22 UK time, Thursday, 29 January 2009

Eddie and Stephanie

Do people with cancer have to 'fight' it?

We brought together two of our listeners, Stephanie Butland and Rachel Pearce, who question whether you need to have a 'positive mental attitude' when faced with cancer.

This is the unedited version of their discussion with Eddie, part of which we'll play on Saturdays programme. Stephanie begins

We invited you to respond and Contemplative Arthur suggested we contact an oncology centre for some professional input.

Thanks Arthur and welcome to the blog. We contacted Prof of Cancer Medicine and oncologist Karol Sikora.

Karol Sikora, Prof of Cancer Medicine and oncologist

This is the unedited version of his interview with Eddie, a shorter version will be broadcast on Saturday.

UPDATE: You can read the list of comments on our original posting on cancer here. There are a large number of comments covering all aspects of the subject. Sorry if you were unable to find it.


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