'My sister died of lung cancer but never smoked'

In December my younger sister Sarah died of lung cancer, two years after first being diagnosed.

In December my younger sister Sarah died of lung cancer, two years after first being diagnosed.

She had led an admirably healthy life, didn't drink and had never smoked.

The disease seemed to come out of nowhere, shattering the life of a brilliant and much loved mum, wife and writer.

Sarah had been working on a historical novel for the past eight years and her death meant that she missed its publication by a few days.

Before her illness I knew very little about...
source: BBC

2018-02-13 15:20
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