The Cancer Survivors Club: A collection of inspirational and uplifting stories

The Cancer Survivors Club: A collection of inspirational and uplifting stories

by Chris Geiger


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The Cancer Survivors Club brings together first-hand accounts of ordinary people who have beaten cancer. They are old and young, their diagnoses common and rare, their courses of treatment long and short, but all are survivors. In these honest, unflinching and deeply personal stories, they write about the most difficult times in their lives, telling us how they found a strength and determination that they never knew they possessed; and they speak of the support they received from their families, friends, doctors and nurses – the importance of which cannot be overestimated.

Compiled by award-winning journalist Chris Geiger, who himself endured two years of cancer treatments, which included radiotherapy, chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, this unique and inspiring collection offers hope, strength and encouragement to cancer patients around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780747262
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publication date: 08/11/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 628,985
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Chris Geiger won the EDF Energy Columnist of the Year Award in 2011 for his light-hearted newspaper columns, publicising the disease and cancer charities. Chris himself had to endure two years of cancer treatment, which included a number of operations, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and a bone-marrow transplant before he was finally in remission. The Cancer Survivors Club is his latest literary project to inspire and encourage everyone touched by cancer. Chris lives in Bristol.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised Edition vii

Acknowledgements ix

Foreword Christopher Streets xiii

Introduction xv

Dear Tumour Chris Geiger 1

In Sickness and in Health Claire Duffett 9

I'm a Statistic of One Ali Stunt 18

The Cancer Card Katie Patterson 23

My Journey Jason Edgar 39

Cough Please Chris Geiger 48

Animal Therapy Kate Beynon 51

Life and Death Inside Me Jessica Smith 63

A Bright Light Marilyn Taylor 70

A Father's Perspective Michael Stephenson 76

Things Happen for a Reason Andrea Paine 86

Mad Dogs and Englishmen Chris Geiger 99

Live Life to the Full Paula Glass 102

If in Doubt, Persevere Julie King 115

How to Solve a Problem like my Rear Mark Davies 122

Never Give Up Amanda Baird 136

Miracles Do Happen Helen Gorick 143

Flowers, Cakes and Cotton Buds Chris Geiger 156

Better You than Me Abbie Sparks 159

Mother of All Surgeries David Mason 166

A Mother's Perspective Gillian Metcalfe 181

How It Was Barbara Conway 186

Saliva, Chopped Pork and Divorce Chris Geiger 199

Keep Smiling Mark Gillett 202

Too Frightened to Ask Kathleen Giles 206

Getting the Gist Stewart Hodge 212

A Weighty Problem Chris Geiger 217

Cancer Is a Word, Not a Sentence Shelly Ostrouhoff 220

Guinness World Record Newspaper Feature 226

Getting Involved 231

Cancer-related Websites & Blogs 235

Survivors Update 239

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