• If there’s an oxymoron in American life it’s ‘humble anchorman’. Cancer has given me a dose of humility. I’m much more empathetic. It’s a club I would rather to have joined, but it’s a club. People come up to me quietly on the street and say ‘Mr. Brokaw, I’m a cancer survivor too’…That’s been quite touching honestly.” – Tom Brokaw (Parade Magazine)


World Cancer Day today focuses everyone on the one of the most tragic “failures” one can face in life. Fortunately, thanks to advances in science in medicine, many diagnoses are treatable and survivable. And one of the dividends one embraces with this failure (like most) is humility as so eloquently put by NBC Tom Brokaw.