Cancer. It's a word that strikes fear in the hearts of those who hear it. "I Choose to Laugh" is one woman's story of overcoming that fear. What started as an on-line journal has become a collection of essays. Chapters include practical helps in choosing doctors and dealing with chemotherapy. There is even a section for caregivers and friends of the patient. Mostly, this book seeks to find the laughter of the moment. The overall theme is one of overcoming, of finding the joy of life amidst the pain. The message is clear; one can have cancer without being a victim of cancer. The author's ultimate source of hope is her faith in Jesus Christ. She believes that God allowed her to have cancer for a reason and that reason is to point people to Him. "If God isn't glorified, it's just a disease."