So as you are aware I have been struggling emotionally over Christmas and to see this in the news is really quite shocking.
Considering the amount of people fighting cancer, he comes across as insensitive and completely oblivious to how people with cancer feel. This sweeping statement seems to have no basis on actual cancer patients or their families, just the small population of people who have been lucky enough to have not had cancer affect them either personally or through a family member.
I seriously doubt this comes as much consolation to those, like myself, who are diagnosed at a fairly young age or the families of children with cancer.
My suggestion is he reconsidered his comments and makes an apology.