Another one of my days where I am overwhelmingly sad for humanity.
Please pray for my uncle. He is one of the coolest and most brilliant men that I know, and last night he found out suddenly and violently that he has a cancerous tumor larger than the organ itself on his kidney. Tomorrow we will know if there is anything they can do or not. He has a beautiful, devoted wife and two wonderful little boys. Please pray.
We "need" cancer because, by the very fact of its incurability, it makes all other diseases, however virulent, not cancer.
- Gilbert Adair, British author and critic. Myths and Memories, "Under the Sign of Cancer" (1986).
But what is it not, when it is cancer?