The Big C One night I rolled over and found a lump in my breast. That started my adventure with cancer which led through three surgeries, chemo and radiation, four free years, another breast cancer followed by a double boobectomy and chemo again. Ah, the thrills. But in the meantime I've been to Vietnam, Washington DC and Hawaii. I've written one book and am working on others. I work full-time as an editor on a newspaper. In other words, I live a life. That's what you do after you have cancer.