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Terminal illness: Keep it secret or tell the world?

February 6th, 2016

Episode 828 of 1340 episodes

Why do some people decide to remain discreet about illnesses such as cancer, while others find comfort in talking about it? Speaking on the subject is Ronny Rowlands, whose grandfather told almost no one he was ill before he died and Jean Gross, mother of Kate Gross, who wrote a book about her illness entitled Late Fragments: Everything I Want to Tell You (About This Magnificent Life).

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