Dear Cancer, Love Victoria

A Mum's Diary of Hope

Author: Victoria Derbyshire

Publisher: Trapeze

ISBN: 140917297X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

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'I can't bear not to be with these three most important people in my life. I can't bear not to be there alongside Mark as my children grow up. My bright, funny, affectionate boys who are never embarrassed to say, "love you mummy", and say it ten times a day.' Renowned as a much-loved and highly respected BBC journalist, Victoria Derbyshire has spent 20 years finding the human story behind the headlines. In 2015 she found herself at the heart of the news, with a devastating breast cancer diagnosis. With honesty and openness, she decided to live out her treatment and recovery in the spotlight in a series of video diaries that encouraged thousands to seek diagnosis and help. Victoria has kept a diary since she was nine years old and in DEAR CANCER, LOVE VICTORIA she shares her day to day experiences of life following her diagnosis and coming to terms with a future that wasn't planned. From the moment she woke up to find her right breast had collapsed, to telling her partner and children, through to mastectomy and chemotherapy. From wearing a wig to work and hiding it from her colleagues, to the relief and joy of finishing treatment before immediately flying to Glasgow to present a debate on the European Referendum. By sharing her story, she became the person that mums, daughters, sisters, husbands, boyfriends and family members contacted to thank as they tried to find ways to cope with their own and their loved ones' prognosis, and needed to know that they were not alone. Victoria's story is an affecting and at times heart-breaking one but it is so often laugh-out-loud too. Moving, wonderfully heartwarming and ultimately uplifting, this is a powerful account of a brave struggle told with honesty, courage and emotion that gives strength to anyone touched by cancer.

Dear Cancer

A diary of hope to help you through

Author: Victoria Derbyshire

Publisher: Trapeze

ISBN: 9781409172963

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Fully updated to include a new introduction by Lynda Thomas, CEO of Macmillan Cancer Support. 'I can't bear not to be with these three most important people in my life. I can't bear not to be there alongside Mark as my children grow up. My bright, funny, affectionate boys who are never embarrassed to say, "love you mummy", and say it ten times day.' Renowned as a much-loved and highly respected BBC journalist, Victoria Derbyshire has spent 20 years finding the human story behind the headlines. In 2015 she found herself at the heart of the news, with a devastating breast cancer diagnosis. With honesty and openness, she decided to live out her treatment and recovery in the spotlight in a series of video diaries that encouraged thousands to seek diagnosis and help. Victoria has kept a diary since she was nine years old and in DEAR CANCER, LOVE VICTORIA she shares her day to day experiences of life following her diagnosis and coming to terms with a future that wasn't planned. From the moment she woke up to find her right breast had collapsed, to telling her partner and children, through to mastectomy and chemotherapy. From wearing a wig to work and hiding it from her colleagues, to the relief and joy of finishing treatment before immediately flying to Glasgow to present a debate on the European Referendum. By sharing her story, she became the person that mums, daughters, sisters, husbands, boyfriends and family members contacted to thank as they tried to find ways to cope with their own and their loved ones' prognosis, and needed to know that they were not alone. Victoria's story is an affecting and at times heart-breaking one but it is so often laugh-out-loud too. Moving, wonderfully heartwarming and ultimately uplifting, this is a powerful account of a brave struggle told with honesty, courage and emotion that gives strength to anyone touched by cancer.

Surviving Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Hope, Treatment, and Recovery

Author: Patricia Prijatel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199911967

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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After her diagnosis of hormone-negative breast cancer, health journalist Patricia Prijatel did what any reporter would do: start investigating the disease, how it occurs, how it's treated, and how to keep it from recurring. While she learned that important research on triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) was emerging, she found a noticeable lack of resources on the disease, which differs from hormone-positive breast cancer in important ways, including prognosis and treatment options. Triple-negative breast cancer disproportionately affects younger women and African-American women-and some forms of it can be more dangerous than other types of breast cancer. But there are many reasons to be hopeful, as Prijatel shows in this book. Surviving Triple-Negative Breast Cancer delivers research-based information on the biology of TNBC; the role of genetics, family history, and race; how to navigate treatment options; understanding a pathology report; and a plethora of strategies to reduce the risk of recurrence, including diet and lifestyle changes. In clear, approachable language, Prijatel provides a fact-filled guide based on a vast array of scientific studies. Woven throughout the book are stories of women who have faced TNBC. These are mothers, wives, daughters, and sisters who went through a variety of medical treatments and then got on with life--one competes in triathlons, two had babies after being treated with chemo, one got remarried in her 50s, and one just celebrated the 30th birthday of the son she was nursing when she was diagnosed. Writing with honesty and humor, Prijatel delivers an inspiring message--that TNBC is a disease to take seriously, with proper and occasionally aggressive treatment, but it is not automatically a killer. Most women diagnosed with the disease survive and go on to live full lives. Surviving Triple-Negative Breast Cancer is a roadmap for women who want to be empowered through their treatment and recovery.

Without My Mum

A Daughter's Guide to Grief, Loss and Reclaiming Life

Author: Leigh Van Der Horst

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1863958363

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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When Leigh Van Der Horst lost her beloved mother to cancer in 2008, she faced her biggest battle yet. In Without My Mum, she invites us on a journey that is at times heartbreaking, others heartwarming, but ultimately comforting and inspiring. With warmth and candour, Leigh tells of her transformative passage through devastating grief, one that allowed her to rediscover and redefine her own identity. As well as exploring her own experience, Van Der Horst brings together stories from many inspiring women around the world, including contributions from Jools Oliver, Lisa Wilkinson, Megan Gale, Amanda de Cadenet and Natalie ‘A wonderful book that captured my heart in the first few paragraphs. Leigh’s candid, humorous and heartfelt narrative, together with a collection of stories and wisdom from others who have walked a similar path, are authentic, uniting and ultimately inspiring. It’s a laugh-out-loud, sob-a-little-uncontrollably kind of book that will resonate with any parent or carer. I adored it!’ —Jools Oliver ‘I can’t sing the praises of this gorgeous mum enough. For those who have lost their mum and are forging ahead as a mum on your own, this is truly a must have book.’ —Natalie Bassingthwaighte

Breathing Out

Author: Karen Hockney

Publisher: Autharium

ISBN: 1780255861

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 173

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‘You’ve got cancer’ are not the words you expect to hear when you’re a 40-something marathon running fitness freak who has never even smoked a cigarette. Karen Hockney's extraordinary battle with breast cancer was different in two ways. First, as an Englishwoman living in the south of France, a stone’s throw from Cannes, she suddenly had to contend with language barriers and an unfamiliar health system (albeit an extraordinarily efficient one). Secondly, as a leading showbusiness writer who has penned for publications including Hello, The Times and You Magazine, her job was jet-setting around the world to meet some of the most famous celebrities of our time. How could she cope with facing them sans wig, battling nausea and exhaustion? How would they react - and was it really possible to go from Cancer to Cannes Film Festival in the space of a few weeks? A memoir with a difference, Breathing Out is full of practical advice, meticulous research and knowledge garnered from Karen’s journey, punctuated by hope, positivity and a smattering of bleak humour. Reviews 'Inspiring, humorous and poignant, this book underlines the power of positivity.' - Elle Macpherson ‘The word cancer is one we are still too scared to say. After reading this, I realised it was a book about the Big C but that C is courage. Karen's insight, good humour and selfless devotion to her family shows what an amazing human being she is. She actually makes cancer 'approachable' if there is such a thing. However grim life can look, with strength, good grace and love you can win. It’s a story we can all relate to and learn from, one that is truly worth reading. (It made me cry too). - Amanda Holden ‘Karen’s book is an honest and touching account of her journey which had me laughing and crying at every turn. Her health tips are also accurate and empowering and a wonderful resource that I can put into the hands of my cancer patients.’ - Dr Simone Laubscher, Harley Street nutritionist

Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits

Author: Laila Lalami

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156030878

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

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Set in modern-day Morocco, the story of four vastly different Moroccans who illegally cross the Strait of Gibraltar in an inflatable boat headed for Spain chronicles the circumstances that drive them to risk their lives and the rewards that may or may not prove to be worth the danger. Reprint.

Was This in the Plan?

Author: Stephanie Nimmo

Publisher: Hashtag Press

ISBN: 0995780633

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 194

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Far from being a misery memoir, Was this in the Plan? Is a frank, open and no-holds-barred account of how a family was determined not just to survive but to thrive when the odds were against them. It will make you question your own attitude to life and how you choose to respond when unexpected events throw you off course.

Tea & Chemo

Author: Jackie Buxton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910692394

Category:

Page: 240

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Award-winning writer Jackie Buxton began her successful blog to write about life as a mother, wife and author, but it soon had a much more serious purpose. In 2013 Jackie was diagnosed with breast cancer, and the blog became not only a place to share her experiences as she battled the disease, but an inspirational forum for cancer sufferers and their families to find advice, support and hope. In collaboration with two leading cancer charities Jackie is now sharing her experiences with others in the hope of providing positive and practical advice and support for all those dealing or facing the trauma of cancer.

The Cancer Effect

Author: Claudia Bretzing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996931366

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Cancer Effect shares Claudia Bretzing's tender and triumphant journey to conquer third stage hormone receptor positive breast cancer. This autobiography draws a grueling picture of the effects of cancer on her life, turning it upside down and inside out. From the shock of diagnosis in 2009, Claudia writes of her journey wading through treatment options, choosing a health care team, losing both breasts, the devastating exhaustion and illness of chemotherapy, and the frustration and terror of losing control over every aspect of her life. During her journey, Claudia discovered that cancer's effect is far more than physical. It demands a massive emotional, mental and spiritual price. She narrates how debilitating fear can be, how important the support of friends and family are to survival, and how learning to trust in God and our own bodies all comprise the other half of battling cancer. Her story is rich in detail and will bring tears as well as laughter as Claudia navigates the often bumpy cancer road. It is an inspiring story of the celebration of life, love, family, self-discovery, and the power of faith and prayer. Richard Dinsdale, MD, said it best, "The Cancer Effect is more than about surviving cancer. It's about conquering the trials and fears we all eventually face."

#dearcancer: Things to help you through

Author: Victoria Derbyshire

Publisher: Trapeze

ISBN: 1409177912

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 96

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When journalist and broadcaster Victoria Derbyshire was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, she made the decision to share her experiences in a series of video diaries in an effort to help demystify cancer treatment. Overwhelmed by the response, Victoria set up a Facebook page inviting people to share their own stories, talk openly about cancer and support one another. The result is this collection of writing from cancer patients and their loved ones. Whether you have recently been diagnosed with cancer, or a friend or relative has, everyone who has contributed to this ebook has been through the same journey, and hopes you will take strength from these 'things to help you through'. From practical tips on managing your treatment and your everyday life with cancer, to advice on understanding and dealing with the emotional rollercoaster that begins with diagnosis, this free resource is packed with hard-won wisdom and insight, at once useful and poignant. This exclusive collection is published ahead of Victoria Derbyshire's book, Dear Cancer, Love Victoria: A Mum's Diary of Hope.

The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer

How to Feel Empowered and Take Control

Author: Trisha Greenhalgh,Liz O’Riordan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147355702X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

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The book you can trust to support you at every stage of your treatment - and beyond Professor Trisha Greenhalgh, an academic GP, and Dr Liz O’Riordan, a Consultant Breast Cancer Surgeon, are not only outstanding doctors, but they have also experienced breast cancer first-hand. The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer brings together all the knowledge they have gathered as patients and as doctors to give you and your family a trusted, thorough and up-to-date source of information. Designed to empower you during your breast cancer treatment, it covers: -Simple explanations of every breast cancer treatment -Coping with the emotional burden of breast cancer -Frank advice about sex and relationships -Staying healthy during and after treatment -Dealing with the fear of recurrence -Living with secondary breast cancer Packed full of all the things the authors wished they’d known when they were diagnosed, and tips on how to cope with surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and beyond, this is the only book you need to read to guide you through your breast cancer diagnosis. 'A much needed guide which is both humane and based on robust evidence.' – Macmillan Cancer Support

The Little Book of Calm

Tame Your Anxieties, Face Your Fears, and Live Free

Author: Aaron Balick

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473552117

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

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The Little Book of Calm has the magic formula for anxiety This definitive book, written by a trained psychotherapist, who regularly appears on CBBC and BBC Radio 1, offers techniques, advice and inspiration on the best and most effective ways to manage anxiety. From exercises to help you put your worries into perspective, to relaxation methods for when anxiety attacks, Dr Aaron Balick shows you how to feel more at ease and sustain a sense of calm

Shadow in Tiger Country

Author: Louise Arthur,Tim Arthur

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008193312

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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The extraordinary diary and memoir of just under one year in a woman’s life.

Living the Life More Fabulous

Beauty, Style and Empowerment for Older Women

Author: Tricia Cusden

Publisher: Spring

ISBN: 1409172716

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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"There has never been a better time to be an older woman. We are fitter, healthier and living longer than at any time in history. My intention is to show you how to live your extra bonus of time as fabulously as possible." Living the Life More Fabulous is an irresistible guide to feeling great, whatever your age. Featuring topics such as beauty, style, confidence and health it provides advice on how to live an engaged life and keep an active mind. Whether you are looking for ideas to update your look, improve your general well-being or take an exciting or much-needed new direction, this book will encourage and empower you to live your life to the full.

A Short History of Nearly Everything

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 0385674503

Category: Science

Page: 560

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One of the world’s most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most of it. In In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand -- and, if possible, answer -- the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining. From the Hardcover edition.

Mid-Life Ex-Wife

A Diary of Divorce, Online Dating, and Second Chances

Author: Stella Grey

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062656244

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Nora Ephron meets Bridget Jones's Diary in Guardian columnist Stella Grey’s heartrendingly honest, witty memoir about her online odyssey to find real love in a virtual world. “The literary equivalent of the When Harry Met Sally line, ‘tell me I’ll never be out there again’.”—JoJo Moyes, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You Singers may croon about love being lovelier the second time around, but it can also be far more complicated. When Stella Grey’s husband leaves her for another woman, she fears she'll be unhappy and alone for the rest of her life. But daytime vodka-drinking and ice-cream are only short-term consolations. Realizing that she needs to take her future into her own hands, Stella dives into the world of online dating. What follow are 693 days of hilarious, depressing, and baffling encounters that unfold both in person and online. Stella quickly discovers that the more perfect a man appears on her screen, the warier she should be. It's a game of chance, with some players perfectly willing to lie to get what they want, whether that’s a lifetime of love or a very brief encounter. Amid flirty emails, Skype chats, and awkward small talk over glasses of bad wine (which may or may not lead to awkward sex), Stella struggles to remain optimistic. To succeed, does she have to redefine the kind of man she’s looking for—or change the kind of woman she is? Funny, raw, and heartwarming, this book is a brutally honest account of the world of online dating—a world which so many of us are a part of, no matter our age—drawn from Stella’s hugely popular Guardian column, “Mid-life Ex-Wife” (and expanded with new material) about her search for a second chance at love.

Soul Play

A Workbook to Inspire and Guide Your Soul Journey

Author: Patricia Greer

Publisher: Chiron Publications

ISBN: 163051425X

Category: Medical

Page: 68

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Women who read Patricia Greer’s first book, Breast Cancer: A Soul Journey, asked for a workbook for their own journeys of personal exploration. She offers this companion volume as a guide for those who want to discover inner wisdom. Accessible and conversational, this book contains suggestions, questions, and examples which will be helpful for anyone who wants to look within themselves to find insights and direction for their lives. As with her first book, all of the author’s proceeds are donated to a cancer center. (Responses to Soul Play) “Soul Play serves as validation for the power of self-reflection through journaling and contemplation and provides a gentle pathway to fully explore your soul. For anyone who has struggled with finding a deeper understanding of self and journey, consider this workbook as the gentle hands guiding you every step of the way.” Nancy Vance, Director, LivingWell Cancer Resource Center “Patricia Greer gently guides breast cancer survivors through the intricate layers of this life changing experience. She provides a ‘soul map’ that can lead to a deeper understanding of the impact cancer has on who they are, honoring and acknowledging their growth and the resiliency of human spirit.” Valerie Piazza, Senior Oncology Support Counselor, Wellness House “A compassionate, gentle, and creative guide that allows you to hold space for yourself and your soul as you explore the deeper meaning of your illness.” Lisa Ellerbeck, breast cancer survivorNothing provided

The Wishing Tree

Author: William Faulkner

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0307799638

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

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A strange boy leads a birthday-girl and her companions on a hunt for the wishing tree which brings them many surprising and magical adventures.

Rise

A first-aid kit for getting through tough times

Author: Sian Williams

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 9781474602709

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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'A week after my 50th birthday and just as our family was about to move home, something happened that changed the way I looked at life. I spoke to others about how they rebuilt their shattered worlds after very different personal traumas, emerging stronger than before. I hope our experiences, together with the latest science on resilience, will help guide all those going through tough times. This book says that it's possible not just to survive them, but to thrive. To rise.' Renowned as a much-loved and highly respected journalist and broadcaster with thirty years' experience, Sian Williams has studied the impact of acute stress for many years and is also a trained trauma assessor. In RISE, she explores the science of resilience and growth after trauma, offers advice from the experts, and learns from those who have emerged from horrific experiences, feeling changed yet stronger, with a new perspective on their life, their relationships and their work. She also documents her own path through breast cancer, with candid and unflinching honesty. Her story provides a narrative thread through a book designed to help others deal with all manner of adversity, including physical or mental ill health; loss of a loved one; abuse and post-traumatic stress. RISE is a deeply researched exploration of trauma, grief and illness, and most importantly resilience in the darkest of days. It is an inspiring and powerful piece of work, full of honesty, warmth and wisdom.

Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel

Author: Diana Lopez

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316209953

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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It's summer before eighth grade, and Erica "Chia" Montenegro is feeling so many things that she needs a mood ring to keep track of her emotions. She's happy when she hangs out with her best friends, the Robins. She's jealous that her genius little sister skipped two grades. And she's passionate about the crushes on her Boyfriend Wish list. And when Erica's mom is diagnosed with breast cancer, she feels worried and doesn't know what she can do to help. When her family visits a cuarto de milagros, a miracle room in a famous church, Erica decides to make a promesa to God in exchange for her mom's health. As her mom gets sicker, Erica quickly learns that juggling family, friends, school, and fulfilling a promesa is stressful, but with a little bit of hope and a lot of love, she just might be able to figure it out. Confetti Girl author Diana Lopez returns with this sweet, funny, and utterly honest story about being a girl in a world full of good (and bad) surprises.