This is not an exclusive club. We also have some rebellious sorts who insist on personally exploring other cancers. These are rabid individualists who often hold unique opinions on the novels we discuss. Although they are in the minority, along with other feisty individualists with MS, wonky knee and shoulder joints, lens replacements and more, we give them the respect they deserve.
Please note that the ones who don't seem to have any dramatic diseases are treated equally. We hope they continue to be resolute outliers.
We don't talk much about all this. There's hardly enough time in our meetings to appreciate or disagree on our readings, solve the problems of the world, catch up on travels and our splendid grandchildren and then proceed to food... glorious food.