Ticking Off Breast Cancer
By Sara Liyanage
Published By

Hashtag Press

ISBN 9781999300692
Non-Fiction Genre Health, Self-Help/How-To, Medical
Publication Date 09/26/2019
Price 12.99
Paperback Hyperlink https://www.waterstones.com/book/ticking-off-breast-cancer/sara-liyanage/9781999300692
Ebook Hyperlink https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sara-Liyanage/e/B07XZGG4CS/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1


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.

Authors Biography

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.

Leave a comment about this book:


  1. I felt like I was sitting in Sara’s kitchen drinking green tea with her ! ‘Ticking off breast cancer’ has
    made me realise the feeling I’ve been having after treatment are normal. Sara has lots a helpful advise all done in such a kind and caring way . Love the helpful lists, perfect for me as I’m so disorganised. Fantastic book ! I’m sure this will help so many people. I’ve past the book onto a client who has just had her operation.

  2. Truly inspirational. I laughed, I cried. Totally relatable. A great read for anyone on or been on this ghastly journey. A real eye opener for family and friends to really understand what it’s like.

  3. I truly wish I’d had this when I was going through treatment.

  4. A realistic portrayal of life with breast cancer and coping with the new ‘normal’ that follows treatment. Highly recommended.

  5. I haven’t read it yet but looking forward to it.

  6. As the founder and creator of Male Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign bluegetittoo I am so proud and pleased to see Sara’s book published and celebrated. It takes bravery and strength just to get through the day and much solace can be found in sharing the message, as I have, so thank you also for your reciprocated support Sara 💙💜 Lorraine bluegetittoo

  7. I want to buy a copy for my 50 year old niece who had her right breast removed 3 weeks ago. Book sounds excellent.

  8. Sounds a great book

  9. Truly inspirational book. Written from the heart. I would definitely recommend it to family & friends.

  10. Sara’s account of her cancer experience during diagnosis, treatment and recovery provides both comfort and information – just what the doctor ordered when you are struggling with a cancer diagnosis! This one goes in the cancer gift bag for my patients! – Beverly A. Zavaleta MD

  11. Sounds like a good book
    Haven’t read it will keep a look out for it

  12. Fantastic reading

  13. This must be a good book for all of us to read.

  14. Recommend for every one to read. Well written..

  15. It is amazing for Sara to come out of Breast Cancer and be able to share it with a positive attitude.

  16. In these days of high incidence of Cancer in all forms I congratulate the auther for her courage and enterprise in publishing this book

  17. Truly inspirational. And supportive.

  18. Articulate, warm and does what it says on the tin. A great read if you want to know how it is – no gimmicks, no madcap, unsubstantiated (if well-meaning) cancer fighting regimes. Great book!

  19. Whether you are going through treatment or supporting someone who is this is a must read!

  20. This book helped me come to terms with my completely unexpected cancer diagnosis in a factual, but down to earth way. My husband is now reading it as I believe it gives him all he needs to help understand what I am going through, so we can face the journey ahead and look forward to the future positively.

  21. I really feel this book has to be given to women diagnosed with Breast Cancer.
    I felt this book helped so much, after all the surgery and treatment. It helped me deal with the delayed emotional journey. Fantastic book.

  22. A fantastic resource! A must buy after breast cancer diagnosis. This has been hugely valuable for me during a shocking and overwhelming experience. A much needed hand to hold!

  23. So relatable to me and anyone else who has been diagnosed or loves someone with bc diagnosis. I felt like Sara wrote Ticking Off Breast Cancer solely for me…which is a testament to her writing, anecdotes, lists and heart. My copy of this book is a cherished possession ❤️

  24. A great read. Warm and articulate.

  25. A tough story to tell but beautifully worded and heartfelt. A must read for everywoman.

  26. A great book that I which I had seen when I had my breast cancer diagnosis. I love Sara’s no-nonsense approach which I tried to take too. Some laugh-out-loud moments – one about a magnet – plus lots of inspirational thoughts. The book is summed up for me by one of Sara’s ‘lessons learned’: “We all possess an inner strength of which we were previously unaware”.

  27. So helpful! Thank you.

  28. Loved this Book. It gave me great comfort. Laughed a lot. Read it in a day. Highly recommended this Book. Well done Sara Liyanage.

  29. I’m currently reading this book, was given as a gift from a fellow Breast Cancer Patient. I’m on treatment for Metastatic Breast Cancer in the Bones. I have recovered from Ovarian Cancer found as a separate cancer following my 1st mammogram. I have recommended this book to other patients & to my Oncology Nurses too.

  30. I am impressed, I must say. Very seldom do I come across a blog that is both informative and entertaining, and let me tell you, youve hit the nail on the head. Your idea is important; the issue is something that not a lot of people are talking intelligently about. I am really happy that I stumbled across this in my search for something relating to it.

  31. A jack of both sides is before long trusted by nobody and abused by both parties.

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