Why having cancer inspired me to become a doctor

I was 18-years-old when I was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system. I was at university in 2004 studying a history degree when a biopsy on a lump on my neck confirmed the worst. What followed would change my life in every conceivable way. The treatment was gruelling – I had to wear a mask and be fixed down onto a table when I was having radiotherapy. But, I suffered more psychologically than physically. And that’s why 12 years later, I became a psychiatric doctor.
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