About the Book
Book: Beating Cancer: One Truth at a Time
Author: Marianne C. McDonough
Genre: Non-fiction, health and disease
Release Date: November 6, 2018
Like eagles soaring above a storm, cancer patients tackle an unpredictable disease. To navigate the turmoil, they must dispel the myths surrounding cancer, understand the facts, and determine how they want their journey to look. Armed with their convictions, they can create a path that achieves maximum health and gives them peace. Although support helps, ultimately, they must make their own decisions. This book is about choices and the beliefs from which those choices emerge. Beating Cancer One Truth at a Time encourages patients to:
- Confront cultural myths about cancer
- Clarify their own truths
- Proactively plan treatment and prehab activities
- Acquire positive and hopeful mindsets
- Create a vision worth fighting for
- Develop cancer smarts for survivorship
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"Beating Cancer: One Truth at a Time" by Marianne C. McDonough is about choices and beliefs about cancer. It's author is a cancer survivor since 2012.
I have to be honest and say I haven't read the book in it's entity because the title makes me cry. Yes, I am going to get personal here. My mom was diagnosed with breast, lung and bone cancer in 2012 and she died May 11. 2018 from lung cancer, so the title makes me think "why couldn't mom beat it".
My dad was just diagnosed in Sept with Kidney and lung cancer, so I am not to hopeful about him beating cancer either.
Ok, all that above, has nothing to do with the book, but I will share that after I read the book completely I will pass it on to my sister who is dad's caregiver.
The book is a journal to record and seek your own truths in your cancer journey.
I did read the myths and I wished I would have had this book, before, because I believed it would have helped mom when she was struggling with some of her thoughts and beliefs.
This book is divided into seven chapters and is only 115 pages.
, I am going to close this review with this ,I believe this is a book that all dr's should give out when they tell a patient that they have cancer. I believe it will give hope to them.
I received a complimentary copy by the author and Celebrate Lit. These opinions are my own.
About the Author
Journalist and author of award-winning 8 Steps to Getting Real with Cancer, Marianne C. McDonough believes the way to beat cancer is one truth at a time. She tells patients, “This is your journey. You’re the best person to lead it.” A cancer survivor since 2012, Marianne wants patients to assess the hard questions cancer presents and discover their own truths. She understands patients are stressed, anxious, and exhausted. From her personal experience, she offers a straight-forward book that inspires hope. A Minnesota native, Marianne enjoys lake activities at her cabin with her family, musicals, baseball, bridge, dancing, and walking through the woods or a nearby park.
Guest Post from MarianneWhy did I write this book? Because I’ve battled cancer, and I know what it’s like to face mortality, fall to my knees, and fight an enemy that has lodged itself in my own body. Cancer changed me. I don’t know how anyone goes through it without changing. The initial sense of powerlessness is overwhelming. It challenged me to the core. I remember learning words, concepts, treatments, statistics, prognoses, and a myriad of data I had never even heard before. I was tired and confused. But I was also angry with cancer and determined to beat it. Right after I was diagnosed, trying to figure out what to do, I went to a class at my oncology center because I wanted to talk to other cancer patients. When I introduced myself and said I had just been diagnosed, the other patients said something I didn’t expect and can now affirm, “You’re going through the hardest part.” They were right, and as a survivor for six years, I am writing what I wish I could have found during that initial period of cancer. I didn’t have time for long books or theoretical treatises, so I tried to find short, practical, quick-read books that would give me solid tips for the journey. And I wanted someone to encourage me in simple, no-nonsense terms that I even had a future. But I couldn’t find those books. Most of all, I needed a gut-level confidence that cancer was not in charge of my life, because cancer lies to patients and pompously declares, “From now on I’ll make all your decisions about what you’re going to do, when, and for how long.” Cancer thrives on myths, misconceptions, and fear. Our best weapons are counteracting truths based on reliable data, firm convictions based on faith, and hope based on clarity of vision. My first book 8 Steps to Getting Real with Cancer was released in 2016 and won the Midwest Book Award in the health division. I geared that book towards patients and those who love them. This second book evolved because my oncologist suggested my approach would work well for support groups. Since 8 Steps was primarily narrative, I decided to write a second book that could be read or discussed, even journaled if desired. Imagining a one-on-one conversation with my readers, I focused more on cancer myths and specifically addressed patients, although family and friends can surely benefit as well. Beating Cancer One Truth at a Time isn’t about me or my journey. It’s about patients finding their own truths in their own way to beat cancer on their own terms. The subtitle states the main premise of the book: what you believe determines your journey. If you are a cancer patient and you are discovering this book today, please know that the fight is worth it. You can do this. Let’s believe together for a journey you can be proud of.
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