I had cancer twice and I have a lot of opinions about the experience. l try to not let cancer define me, but it has had a profound influence on me - mostly good. It feels odd to post about something so personal, but sharing can help someone else who stumbles on my site; other people's accounts of their cancer experience certainly helped me when I was going through tough times.
I had Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 1999 and Prostate Cancer in 2014. No one knows for sure what causes either type of cancer.