• Author: Eyal Eltawil
  • Language: ENGLISH
  • Category: עסקים, עזרה עצמית והדרכה

The Cancer that Died of Laughter

With a mere 5% chance of recovery from cancer, Eyal Eltawil’s struggle to survive includes the use of comedy.

Diagnosed with stage 4 cancer at the age of 31 and with metastases in his body, Eyal Eltawil was given a mere 5% chance of recovery.

Eyal decided to look at his cancer from a humoristic point of view and find laughter in the process. The topic of his life’s story was not one he chose, but he did make the choice to create “stand-up comedy” while he struggled to survive.

Using a humoristic perspective during the entire process, he turned the C word (Cancer) into one relating to Comedy. This, was Eyal’s way of dealing with his illness and enabling recovery.

3 years after his full recovery, he was told that there was a fair chance the cancer had returned. Despite the harsh news, and while waiting anxiously for the lab results, he decided to laugh again and relates his experience in a book.

The stand-up comedy kept working and the recovery was there to stay!