Nobody can ever be mentally prepared to get diagnosed with cancer. Still it can occur to anyone and doctors or specialists are no exception to it. Here's an inspirational account from Dr Roshan F Chinoy an onco-pathologist who survived colon cancer. Life before getting diagnosed of cancer For the better part of my life I have been almost disgustingly healthy. Cocooned in a smug world of complacency I never even entertained the possibility of becoming a cancer patient myself. This remember comes from an onco-pathologist who sees the disease day in and day out and who should have known better.