Rhod Gilbert reveals he’s had clear cancer scan and what helped him cope
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    Rhod Gilbert has admitted humour has helped him cope with his cancer battle as he received a clear scan.

    While making a documentary about it, he loved making jokes even during dark moments. He told the Radio Times : “It’s in my nature to see jokes, put punchlines on things. And because I had cameras with me, I was probably putting on a bit of a performance.

    “But it’s what humans do. That’s our armour. We try to disarm the whole thing by making ourselves and others laugh. Cancer is a lot less scary if your oncologist is laughing with you. It takes the sting out of some of the moments.”

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    Rhod, 55, also plans to joke about his cancer on stage. He added: “I have a whole section dedicated to that. Generally, people tie themselves up in knots trying not to say the wrong thing, which means inevitably they put their foot in it.

    “From the thousands of people I’ve met, though, I think most people prefer to be open. The one thing to remember is that it’s very difficult to say something that would make it worse.”

    Rhod announced in July last year that he had been diagnosed with cancer. He went on to have surgery for metastatic cancer of the head and neck, as well as chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

    In some good news this week, he revealed he'd had a clear cancer scan. He said it was "the best day of [his] life".

    He'd already been told it wasn't in his lungs or brain, and was just in the areas they'd known about. But then he got the news of a clear scan.

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