Oversharing may be better than the dreadful silence that once surrounded ‘the big C’, but many patients might prefer more practical advice

It is astonishing that “cancer diaries” (Why I live in dread of another cancer confessional, 18 April) have proliferated to the extent that some of your correspondents (As a cancer patient, I needed distraction, Letters, Anne Hay, 23 April) can describe them as cliches or tediously omnipresent.

Perhaps there has been a trend towards “oversharing”, but on the whole this is surely a corrective to the dreadful mandatory silence that surrounded cancer not so long ago.

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