Not Having Cancer Is Expensive
It took three months and a lot of money to find out I didn't have cancer. I was lucky. A lot of people aren't.
by Justin Rosario
For the last three months, I have been living under the specter of cancer. After receiving a possible diagnosis of Muir-Torre/Lynch syndrome, a genetic disorder that greatly increases my chances of developing cancer, it has been a constant source of stress and fear. I only briefly touched on all of this when I wrote about all of the ugly family drama my personal October Surprise inadvertently unleashed.
The good news is that I do not currently have cancer. The better news is that I do not, in fact, have Muir-Torre/Lynch syndrome. The unexpected news is that I have no predisposition towards any of the typical cancers. I went from possibly staring at a life of cancer around every corner to, in my doctor’s words, “The best possible results.” Hell of a way to start the new year.
Now that I am through the other side of not knowing, I have been able to take a moment to reflect on everything that I have experienced.
Not having cancer is expensive
The day I got the call from m…