A unique book that provides both inspiration and proven strategies to help cancer patients, their carers and family members to navigate the emotionally devestating and physically challenging trauma of a cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Author Jo Spicer has survived her own battle with cancer and realised the need for newly diagnosed patients and their support team to get a true understanding of what they were facing.
By reading these stories about other people who have been on a similar journey and learning what they did to not only survive but thrive, patients and loved ones can find hope as well as practical information on how they too can survive and thrive. Survive and Thrive! How Cancer Saves Lives brings you motivational stories from survivors of different types of cancer including breast, lung, prostate, cervical and blood cancers. Aged from 3 to 76, their journeys offer hope and guidance to anyone facing life's difficult challenges. You will discover:
Jo Spicer has survived her own cancer journey. She is a seasoned writer with 10 published books in a range of fiction and non-fiction genres. Her 30 year career in writing, marketing, life-coaching, sales and business training has honed her skills in connecting with people and her writing captures their true essence. An accomplished public speaker and communicator, Jos credentials include a BA(Communications), Journalism.
"This is such an honest insight into the effects of cancer from the very first signs through diagnoses and everything that comes after. Jo has captured the true spirit of the journey people go through on their fight to survive. How they come through it much wiser and stronger with a whole new outlook on life. I was captivated from the beginning of the book and hope that all cancer patients will get to read it. Nothing has been left out. It is a practical, no holds barred inspiring reference book on how to survive and thrive from a cancer diagnosis. Knowledge is power and the information in Jo's book will empower whoever reads it." Maralyn Young, Founder/President, Breast Aware
"The honest and inspirational stories of survival and the practical advice you and those you have interviewed give, will hopefully provide a roadmap for others to negotiate the difficult path you have followed." A/Professor Robert Lindeman, Haematologist, A/Professor, School of Medicine, University of NSW
"A truly remarkable collection of people's experiences and reactions facing the life-threatening condition that is cancer. Filled with wisdom and resources from those who know first-hand what it's like to face and survive a diagnosis." Emelie Carine Gustavsson, Marketing Manager, CancerAid
"What an inspirational and informative piece of literature! Unfortunately, people from all walks of life know someone who is suffering or has suffered through cancer. This is such a touching, yet practical approach to provide insight and hope for those who are facing this trauma. Well done, Jo." David Crowe, CEO, Wollongong Private Hospital
"I loved the book and I was impressed by the resilience of humans. I'm amazed at how people, who may not have considered themselves to be brave, are often very, very brave. I see people who are unable to cope with a stubbed toe, cope with life-ending illnesses and really find the strength in themselves that they didn't know was there. It seems a shame that people have to face the end of their life to realise what great depth of character they have. It was nice to read about the kindness that other members of the community were able to show to people who were in trouble. I hope it encourages other people not to be frightened to put out a helping hand to people who are unwell. Some members of the community feel uncomfortable when they see somebody without hair, or without a limb. They tend to withdraw but this is the time when people in trouble need all the help and support and kindness that they can get. Dr Jenny Smiley, GP and National Telstra Business Zaffyre (small business) Award Winner, 2006