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Cancer: A Love Story - Memoir Of A Four-Time Cancer Survivor (Paperback) Loot Price: R245
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Cancer: A Love Story - Memoir Of A Four-Time Cancer Survivor (Paperback)

Lauren Segal

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When Lauren Segal receives a call from her husband one wintry morning in 2014, the furthest thing from her mind is her biopsy results. For two years she’s been living a cancer-free existence after a double mastectomy that has put her in the clear. The call shatters the foundation of her world – the lump she thought was scar tissue is malignant. Her cancer is back.

Cancer: A Love Story is the intimately searing memoir of a four-time cancer survivor. The book magnificently tracks Lauren’s journey to come to terms with the untold challenges of facing the dreaded disease. Forced to face her needle phobia, the author leads the reader into her crumbling world as she confronts the terrors of treatment – from debilitating chemo to nuking radiation. Death is her uninvited companion.

But in the midst of her lonely horror, in a quest for deeper meaning, Lauren discovers the unexpected gift of awareness of unanticipated opportunities that cancer presents – to confront her unmasked humanity – her fears, strengths and weaknesses.

“Throughout my arduous journey into the world of cancer, I have discovered that proximity to death brings with it a new proximity to life. I have learned that luck and unluck, happiness and distress, hope and despair are tightly coiled into a life well lived.” Lauren’s story removes the enormous stigma that still surrounds breast cancer; it tackles the deep fear surrounding diagnoses and treatment and it encourages us to take control of our health. It ultimately triumphs by showing the reader how a person in any unwanted life situation can come out on the other side. The book also provides vital insights for professionals involved in the care of cancer patients and a hugely informative section on chemo tips for those undergoing treatment.

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Imprint: MFBooks Joburg
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: September 2017
Authors: Lauren Segal
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 24mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 180
ISBN-13: 978-1-920601-88-1
Barcode: 9781920601881
Categories: Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health > Coping with personal problems > Coping with illness
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LSN: 1-920601-88-0

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