|Non Fiction Genre||Health, Self-Help/How-To, Medical|
Ticking Off Breast Cancer is a chronological narrative of Sara’s life from the day of her diagnosis and throughout treatment. It follows Sara as she deals with the physical, emotional and mental challenges thrown at her by cancer and provides an honest insight into the treatment given to a breast cancer patient together with the impact that this has on someone’s life.
Sara was diagnosed with HER2 positive and oestrogen positive primary breast cancer in October 2016 at the age of forty-two. Not ever expecting to be diagnosed with breast cancer and having to deal with the impact that cancer can have on an already busy life (one involving a juggling motherhood, working and everything else that a forty-something year old woman has to fit in her life) Sara decided to use her experience to help others who were going through the same thing.
“Ticking Off Breast Cancer is honest, equally funny as it is sad in parts and very moving. The most important thing about the book is it’s a positive source for both people diagnosed with breast cancer and for their family and friends. It’s an insightful guide to breast cancer from a lady who has lived through it and come out the other side. ”
“Ticking Off Breast Cancer is one “cancer book” I can whole heartedly recommend – without any mixed feelings.”
“In this honest open look into life loved with through and starving breast cancer, Sara talks us through her discovery and treatment to recovery from breast cancer complete with lists to help herself and aid is readers too along with tips on how to offer help and support to those we know suffering from cancer of any sort.”
A beautiful down-to-earth look at surviving Breast Cancer from finding a small lump and embarking on the Cancer Carousel. Sara has managed to cover everything from diagnosis (or D-Day as she calls it), through hospital visits with Mr Breast Consultant, chemotherapy, sickness, hair loss, family life (where her husband thankfully took control of the Project Cancer Notebook) at all the oncology appointments to eventually seeing a light at the end of the tunnel.