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by DR. MEENU WALIA (Author)

Amazon Summary
One never forgets the day, the exact moment when he/she was diagnosed with cancer. For almost everybody it is a life-changing experience. This book is intended to serve as a guide to bounce back in life and get up on your feet as it was the way earlier. I came across many people, have seen them crying on the day of diagnosis and so have seen them with tears of joy after completing the treatment. This is a depiction of the rollercoaster of emotions which I have witnessed and felt connected to the patients. We all learn from our mistakes but wise are those who learn from other’s mistakes. This book is an effort to encompass the misconceptions, fears, social stigma, and course of treatment and ultimately how to deal with the situations to resurface as a winner.

About the Author

Dr. Meenu Walia, who has spent over 21 years in the medical field, is currently associated with Max Cancer Centre, Patparganj Delhi as Director Medical Oncology and Hematology. Dr Meenu Walia being the first DNB Medical Oncologist of India has special interest in all solid and hematological cancers, Breast, Gynecological and Gastrointestinal cancer. Has authored various chapters on Oncology and has published articles in national and international journals. She is also associated with support groups and NGO to help patient rehabilitate and cope up with the treatment. She has been a mentor to patients and is determined to keep up the good work.



Chapter 1. The Word Cancer and Denial
“Even as your body betrays you, your mind denies it” —Sara Gruen

Chapter 2. Why Me?
“If I were to say ‘God why me?’ about the bad things, then I should have said ‘God why me?’ about the good things that happened in my life.” —Arthur Ashe

Chapter 3. Vanquishing Fear
“It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half of the evils we anticipate, than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what may happen” —Herodotus

Chapter 4. Hope is Always Around the Corner
“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” —Langston Hughes

Chapter 5. Get Set Go
“The hardest step for a runner is the first one out of the front door.” —Anonymous

Chapter 6. Be Your Own Filter… Block That Noise
“And it is easy to believe you are not good enough if you listen to everybody else.” —Mackenzie Astin

Chapter 7. Coping with the Treatment
“Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.” —Susan Gale

Chapter 8. Quitting is Never an Option
“Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever”…. —Lance Armstrong “Cancer is only going to be a chapter in my life and not the whole story”…. —Joe Wasser

Chapter 9. Cancer Fighting Kitchen
“The food you eat can be either the safest and the most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” —Ann Wigmore

Chapter 10. Prepare Your Own Bucket List
“And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s life in your years.” —Abraham Lincoln

Chapter 11. Life after Cancer – Putting Back the Pieces Together
“I have to get my life back on track. Order as an antidote to chaos. Calm after the storm.” —Susane Colasanti
“It was ironical that in the face of death, I began for the first time, to really live.” —Anup Kumar

Chapter 12. You are Special
“Don’t ever doubt yourself or waste a second of your life. It’s too short, and you’re too special.” —Ariana Grande

Chapter 13. Tips for Family, Relatives and Friends
“The love of family and the admiration of friends are much more important than wealth and privilege.” —Charles Kuralt

Warriors’ Tales! Stories of Ordinary People…Turned Heroes

Conclusion What have we seen; what have we learnt!!!

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