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My Cancer Themed Novel

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Hi,

 I was diagnosed with stage IV adnocarcenoma in March 2012, and my life epxectancy at the time was estimated at 12-18 months. After 3 months on a chemo triplet of Alimta-Avastin-Carboplatin (which wokred quite well), I was accepted into a clinical trial for Crizotinib. I have been on the trial for almost 6 years and it has been incredibly successful.

I wanted to share my experiences regarding the period of initial diagnosis and treatment, and have done so in a novel called CURSE OF THE AFFLICTED. In order to generate broader interest, I wrapped the cancer story around a political thriller involving a Presidential election, and it is getting some nice reviews.

Here is the book description:

Ned Baker was on top of the world. He had just landed the biggest candidate in the Presidential campaign, and his career as a political pollster looked so bright. Except for this nagging pain in his back. But when Ned learns the reason behind his back pain, the devastation of a stunning cancer diagnosis, his entire world is rocked. And as if things could not get any worse, he becomes embroiled in an assassination plot that threatens to destroy his freedom, his livelihood, and his family. 

The journey plunges Ned into a dark and uncertain future where he must navigate past corrupt federal law enforcement agents, as well as doctors who disagree on how best to treat his illness. Ned's courageous battle to prove his innocence and overcome his disease represents a triumph of the human spirit. CURSE OF THE AFFLICTED is a remarkable novel that weaves political intrigue and medical drama together into a compelling story of life, death and redemption.

The book is available through all major online retailers, including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Google Play and Apple. It was initially only available through eBook format, however that changed recently. The book is now available in paperback as well, although the paperback price is higher due to printing, binding and shipping charges. 

 I've listed the Amazon link below, in case you are interested in checking it out. The kindle price is $4.99, paperback is $15.99, both are fairly standard. I hope you enjot it!

 David

 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XZ3B734/

Contact information: 
David Chill dwchill@verizon.net
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
David Chill
Publish date: 
2017
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What Cancer Taught Me: A Memoir

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I am a 4-time cancer survivor: thyroid, breast, thyroid recurrence, bladder.  This book describes my diagnosis and treatment and goes on to share what I've learned on my cancer journey.  It is available on Amazon in paperback and in Kindle format.

Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Sue Straus
Publish date: 
6/3/18

Abiding Hope

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Book
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As  a four-time cancer survivor (1991-stage 4 ovarian, 1995-sciatic nerve tumor, 1998-colon, 2001-breast), hope was an essential ingredient on my journey! In my latest book, Abiding Hope, I share lessons I learned amidst the fires of my life. And those lessons are shared within short personal reflections. Abiding Hope offers inspiration, encouragement, and hope...regardless of the circumstances. For more information go to TWindahl.com or Amazon.com.

Contact information: 
I can be reached at: t@twindahl.com
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
T. Windahl
Publish date: 
Nov. 2016 (by TRISTAN Publishing)
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The CUP Diaries

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It’s a bit of a shock when you are diagnosed with cancer – and even more of a shock when the doctors tell you they have no idea where it is!
This is the phenomenon known as Cancer of Unknown Primary – or CUP - as it is commonly known. A secondary cancer is detected in the body – which means that metastasis has occurred – the original cancer has spread to other parts of the body. However, when they look for the original cancer – it can’t be found!
This is one survivor's story of being diagnosed with something she'd never heard of, something that has quite a poor prognosis, due to the fact that it isn't picked up until after the primary cancer has spread elsewhere.
The author takes you through a personal account of the original symptoms, the barrage of tests, diagnosis and the details of treatment she went through to emerge happy and healthy again.

Berni says "Not many of us know what is involved with cancer and its treatment until it happens to us or a loved one. It would have helped me to be able to read stories of others experiences while I was going through mine. With that in mind I have turned part of my personal blog - which was originally written to update family and friends on my treatment and well-being as I went through my cancer - into this eBook so that others who have just been diagnosed with CUP - or any kind of cancer can also benefit. It explains how it feels to have a CIT scan, what happens when you have chemotherapy and the highs and lows of the radiotherapy waiting room!
It is light-hearted on the whole - considering the subject matter - and I hope it is of some help to anyone who reads it."

50% of all royalties will go to The CP Foundation

Contact information: 
Email: berniwilliams1@hotmail.com
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Berni Williams
Publish date: 
16/10/2016
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Through It All:Robn's Journey of Faith

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A Book called "Through It All:Robin's Journey of Faith"

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book
Contact information: 
tennesseekidd39@hotmail.com
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Robin Williams
Publish date: 
May 25, 2016

Dirty Bombshell: From Thyroid Cancer Back to Fabulous!

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When I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, I tried seeking out books on the subject. I was a bit disappointed to learn that there wasn't a whole bunch of written information to choose from. However, I found Lorna Brunelle's "Dirty Bombshell: From Thyroid Cancer Back to Fabulous!" book truly invaluable. It has valuable information, light humor, dark humor, poignant reflections, and everything in between! In 2 weeks I'll be receiving my I-131 radioactive treatment and I'm happy to say that I am less afraid and more informed than I was before reading this book. Lorna's eloquent ability to chronicle all of her fears, vulnerabilities, and experiences in this book has made thyroid cancer a lot less intimidating. Thank you, Lorna and God bless!

Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Lorna Brunelle
Publish date: 
Nov. 30, 2010

The Definitive Guide To Cancer; An Integrative Approach to Prevention, Treatment, and Healing

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Book
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A compendium incorporating both Allopathic and Integrative therapies for all variety of cancers. Co-Authored by 2 women, both of whom are cancer survivors, one of which is a Naturpathic Oncologist.

Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Dr. Lise N. Alshuler, Karolyn A Gazella
Publish date: 
2010

When Cancer Hits, Your Complete Guide to Taking Care of YOU Through Treatment

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Real-life stories from survivors plus advice from doctors and experience health experts. Provides life-changing information on how to care for your body, boost your immune system, encourage your own healing, and nurture your soul while on the road to recovery.

Contact information: 
Cinco Vidas Press 12 Desbrosses Street New York, NY 10013
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Britta Aragon (cancer survivor and personal friend)
Publish date: 
Cinco Vidas Press 2011

The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen, Nourishing, Big Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Recovery

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Book
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Great book written by Rebecca Katz with Mat Edelson. Recommended by my Integrative Oncology Specialist at the Avante Medical Center, Dr. Markian Babij (he's wonderful)!! This is also where I work : )

It is full of wonderful recipes to help get you through the hard times when nothing feels or tastes very good (or so they tell me)!

Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Rebecca Katz with Mat Edelson
Publish date: 
Random House (Crown Publishing Group) 2009

Choose to live

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I' ve been a cancer servivor for almost 5 years. Both my saliva and Thyroid glands function at about 10% so I'm on medication for this, my hearing and eyesight on my left side are deminished, my ear is constantly full of fluid, which I had a mastoidectomy performed on that didn't work. My immune system sucks. I've had a very painful bout with shingles, which I've been told I could have again in a couple of years. Needless to say I'm not a very "happycamper". But this book was recommended to me by my doctor, and it has helped me change my outlook on my life. I've accepted that this is not the smae body that I've known for the last 51 years and I'm learning to live with that

Contact information: 
Joyce OBrien.com
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Joyce Obrien

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