Thank you for your recent letter in which you informed me that I am at risk of dying from cervical cancer. I know that you are busy people and it was so thoughtful of you to take time out of your day to remind me of my own mortality. Prior to receiving your letter, I had really been too happy and carefree but this really brought me back down to earth where I belong.
Although I am a perfectly healthy young woman, I do not feel I have enough fear and anxiety in my life. Please could you also enlighten me about the following possible threats to my health? How likely am I to die of other cancers? Also, how likely is it that I will die in a car crash?
After all, my body belongs to you, dear doctors and you know what is best for me. I am sure that, whatever you decide to do, you have my every happiness in mind”