The Cancer Survivors Club
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
The Cancer Survivors Club is a collection of truly inspirational, uplifting and assuring survival stories. These poignant personal accounts from normal people, demonstrate an extraordinary determination to survive against the odds. It proves with survival rates doubling, anything is possible.
Unfortunately cancer affects everyone; worldwide there are around 12.7 million new cases diagnosed each year. Every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer. The Cancer Survivors Club is the only collection of first-hand accounts from those who have survived the most common cancers to the rarest. Also included in the book are a number of Chris Geiger’s award-winning newspaper columns which include a humorous account of a prostate examination, getting sunburnt on a crowded beach and his Guinness World Record article.
The Cancer Survivors Club will provide those touched by cancer hope, strength and encouragement. Each story is written from the perspective of survivors their loved ones, and is a must-read for the millions of cancer patients worldwide and a book of great support for family and friends.
A much needed book!!
I was diagnosed only in 2013, so I really need to hear positive stories about people getting through the whole ordeal and putting cancer behind them. I couldn't put this book down, I finished it in a weekend (would have been sooner, but little people kept interrupting me!) There are 23 survivor stories with all different types of cancer (and some very rare types that I'd never heard of), and all of them have had a hell of a time with cancer and treatment - but they've all pulled through even though the odds were stacked against them in many cases. The stories are heart-wrenching but also upbeat about how these people are now cancer free and putting cancer behind them. There are some unique insights, lessons learned and "silver linings" amongst the Survivors. Two of the stories are told from the perspective of the parents which I think will resonate with a lot of people who are caring for someone who has cancer. I really believe, if you have a friend who has cancer and "don't know what to say" to them - give them this book, because it's a little book full of Good News about Cancer. I loved it and I'm giving it 5 stars!!