About the Book

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The book is a collection of poems and recollections of the author’s experiences with a first time cancer diagnosis. The book describes the author’s five phases of coping with the diagnosis, from initial shock to becoming a strong advocate for herself and others. Soon after discovering a thickening in her left breast, the author learned she was already at Stage 4 breast cancer as it had spread to her bones.

Despite previous negative mammograms and a negative breast biopsy, she now has an incurable form of the disease. She went into remission following several months of chemotherapy. Since then, she has developed the strength and will to face an illness with an average life span of 3 to 5 years. The author’s intent is to help others who may be struggling with a cancer diagnosis and give them strategies for improving the quality of their lives.

2 thoughts on “About the Book

  1. Carol has shown tremendous courage to write this beautiful book of poems that reaches out to all who have a cancer diagnosis and their families and friends. The reader will not feel alone because she reaches out to each of them. She takes you on her journey and gives the reader hope.

  2. When Carol told me about having cancer it was a shock and I tried to feel what she was feeling. Well, I didn’t have a clue until I read her book. Everyone should read this book , we never know when cancer will hit someone we know and love. Thank you for writing this amazing book.

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