Melissa Swim

A matter of respect

Princess Catherine was forced to disclose her cancer. She owed nobody an explanation.

Melissa Swim completed 13 years as a breast cancer survivor on March 10.

When I saw the video announcing that Catherine, princess of Wales, had cancer, I wasn't at all surprised. I had a feeling since I heard the words "abdominal surgery."

What I have been surprised about in the last several weeks was the vicious speculation around her whereabouts. Has she died? Is that a body double? William is having an affair? Are they divorcing? Was she "Epsteined"?...

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