Penny Brohn UK
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helpful cancer book

Hello all,

I had cancer when I was 31, I was a wife, mother to a two-year-old and three-month-old, a writer, I had friends, family, liked to travel... so much more than just a cancer patient.

It was actually this fact exactly that inspired me to write 'The Fabulous Woman’s Guide Through Cancer' because I found all books to be either very medical or memoirs but that wasn't what I wanted (or needed). I wanted to know about the lifestyle effects of having cancer. To know how to explain cancer to a toddler, what to pack for hospital, how to stay social when they don’t feel well enough to go out, how to survive a social event, how to tell your boss and what to do when depression takes hold.

As a result, 'The Fabulous Woman's Guide Through Cancer' gives real advice from real women who have really had cancer. It includes tips, examples, stories, information and ideas to keep women sane and on-track during this awful time and includes plenty of kind words and inspirational stories from fabulous women who have had cancer. I also made sure that it is written with compassion and humour.

I am now trying to really get the book 'out there' so that it can hopefully help as many women as possible. One of the biggest feedbacks I have had is from friends and family members saying how much the book helped them understand what their loved one is going through, which is why I thought it may be something that you may be interested in.

Just search The Fabulous Woman's Guide Through Cancer on Amazon, Book Depository, etc… or click here amzn.to/1FMz49N

Love NB

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I downloaded Nicola's book as soon as I got the Health Unlocked email this morning and it is absolutely brilliant, full of her own and others' experiences of having the various cancer treatments and how they coped, dealt with side effects etc. It also offers many practical tips and there are links to many useful websites. There is no other book like this out there

I am about to start chemo myself in the next couple of weeks. I recently retired as a cancer information and support specialist and thought I knew all there was to know and what to expect. That doesn't make me any less anxious or nervous, but having now read some of Nicola's book I am feeling calmer and more prepared.

Nicola had extensive surgery, radiotherapy and chemo, and at the time her children were 2 and 3 months. I am filled with admiration for her and also gratitude that she now taken the time to write such an excellent book to help others.

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Dear Kilmory,

Thank you so much for the review and message. I really appreciate it and am thrilled that it has helped you in even the tiniest way, I honestly can't tell you how happy that makes me.

It is frightening, there is just no way around that but best, best, best of luck.

Wishing you all the best and thank you again.

Nicola

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As you have written such a lovely review, if you get a moment and don't mind, could you pop it on Amazon so other people can see what you thought? No worries if you can't / don't want to x

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Of course I will, Nicola. And thanks for all your best wishes.

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Thanks, Nicola, I have ordered it for our cancer support group library so will let you know people's reactions in due course.

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Thank you Maria. If you need anymore copies, please let me know. If you or any readers have any questions or requests, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I hope everyone finds the book useful and helpful.

Many thanks

Nx

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Book arrived today, will take it into our support group on Friday. Looks very interesting! Many thanks.

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Thank you for writing about cancer and women. We need all the support we can get. i look forward to reading your book.

Thank you

Jean

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Thank you. I hope that you find it useful.

Nx

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