Brenda Eldridge / Facing Cancer
We were enjoying a blissful life, making the most of every day. I, the poet, was still rather bemused by the freedoms of retirement and Stephen was doing what he loves – publishing. Our idyll was rudely interrupted when we were told that Stephen had cancer.
Dorothy Hansen / Minus One: A Year with Breast Cancer
This moving memoir details the first twelve months after a mastectomy and how one woman has dealt with it. Facing cancer focuses the mind sharply on both the past and the future: the present has simply to be got through. The author's hope is that her struggle to make sense of her situation may help others and their intimates.
Kate Cramond / Beating My Breast: A diary of life and connection
If there are any perks from breast cancer, Changing Your Life should be one of them. Yeah, right. Nearly a year out from my diagnosis - just when everyone expects me to dust myself off and move on - I’m dull and dreary and utterly bogged. So I start a diary.
Nerelle Poroch / Eugene's Gift
Eugene’s gift was to come to terms with his own situation in a quiet, courageous way that inspired those around him.