My wife had her thyroid removed a week ago for papillary cancer. She's doing great but will need to go through radioactive I131 treatment to help ensure that she will remain cancer free for the years to come.
I just got off the phone with my oldest brother who's 57 years old. He had a prostate biopsy last week and got the results back today. He has cancer and will need to consider all the treatment options available to remain cancer free for the years to come.
Even though it's great to think about the years to come, the Big C also makes me think a lot about the years that have past.
I'm thankful for all the years; past, present and for whatever the future holds.