David Downs is a non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) patient diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. He also is the author of A Mild Touch of the Cancer.
David shares, "...when I first got it, I thought I had a mild touch of flu, so I just thought, 'Well, it was a mild touch, but it was a mild touch of cancer.' I was writing those, and lots of people were reading them, and it was amazing. And through that, actually, they got shared and shared and shared, because hopefully, they're quite funny. And they're much more about the experience being positive and humanity than they are about cancer, per se, so it's kind of translatable."
David stays positive by facing cancer with humor. He lives in New Zealand.
Facing Cancer With a Positive Attitude
How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. David Downs, author of A Mild Touch of Cancer, shares his optimistic outlook as a lymphoma survivor and the events that led him to a life-saving CAR-T trial.