"Boxing is the perfect metaphor for cancer. It isn't a war, where you're hiding in bushes, covered in camouflage and firing covert missiles at a faraway target.
It's just you, and the cancer, in that ring together. Face to face, one on one.
Sure, you've got a stadium full of fans, cheering you on, but you're the only one taking the punches, you're the only one really feeling the blow.
That's why it's so important to have someone in your corner who's been there, who can tell you when to bob and when to weave, when to give yourself a break,
and when to raise your arms in victory."