We should, I thought, be compatriots: brothers-in-arms who’d lost their loved-one to an unfair, unlikely illness. What were chances that I’d come from South Africa to Italy only to stumble across someone who’d lost her husband to the same rare cancer my son succumbed to? I was even more astonished to discover we’d shared the same oncology team.

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Around 9 o’clock on a Saturday night in January 2017, I heard weird noises in the bathroom. I opened the door to find my son curled over the toilet. “It’s only cranberry juice. It’s only cranberry juice,” he muttered into the bowl. I took a glance- that wasn’t cranberry juice. I can hardly believe it…

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Home / Archives for Penny Castle None of us wanted it, Cholangiocarcinoma has thrust us, kicking and screaming into the role of potential superheroes. Let me explain… These are tough times as the world locks down. I’m sure many of you have already seen posts or heard from friends how they are struggling with the…

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