Having cancer is one of the scariest things in the world. But you're not alone. As this cancer survivor shares her own experiences, you'll learn a lot-and you'll even laugh out loud!
In Talk Cancer to Me, author Jessica Lynne DeCristofaro confesses the initial terror at her unexplained symptoms, the mounting stress as none out of myriad different specialists could help her. Finally, after landing in urgent care, she is officially diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, an aggressive type of cancer. But she's determined to beat it.
Always one to look on the bright side, DeCristofaro seeks out laughter as she faces a terrible situation. While buoyantly recounting parties in the ICU and flirting with cute doctors, she also openly details some of the physical and emotional challenges cancer patients experience. DeCristofaro provides definitions doctors may gloss over and practical tips for fellow patients as they step through their own treatment process.
The positivity and optimism of DeCristofaro's outlook and her often irreverent approach shines through in her writing, serving as an inspiration. From wig shopping to the best diet when undergoing radiation therapy, DeCristofaro's advice and experiences will help replace fear and uncertainty with hope and clarity.
The majority of the proceeds of this book will go to cancer research.
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About the Author
Jessica Lynne DeCristofaro was twenty-eight when she was diagnosed with Stage IV B Hodgkin's Lymphoma. After receiving her diagnosis and leaving the hospital, she found that no real guidebook for cancer sufferers existed. So she resolved to create one.
Starting a blog, Lymphoma Barbie, to chronicle her own cancer journey, she was so touched by people's responses that she expanded her writings into a book.
DeCristofaro, a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, lives in Miami, Florida, where she works as a pharmaceutical sales representative.