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Stuart Derdeyn - March 2016
Along with releasing a new album, jazz vocalist Carol Welsman is going public about her cancer diagnosis and celebrating 10 years cancer-free. When she was diagnosed, she continued to work while going through radiation treatment and shared the information with only her closest family members and a few trusted confidants.
"The brush with mortality was an eye-opener for the artist. One of the reasons she kept it quiet was because her father intuited that the word “cancer” could be misconstrued and blown out of proportion by bookers and so forth, leading to a loss of income. Welsman didn’t want people to think she might not be around to fulfill commitments. 'Cancer is a really nasty word in the entertainment business,' she says. 'There is a lot of negativity around it and people can get things wrong.'”
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Original source: www.theprovince.com