Cancer Sucks: A True Story

Cancer Sucks: A True Story

by David Yates


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If lightning doesn't strike the same place twice, what are the odds that cancer would strike David Yates three times - and he would survive?

David Yates survived serving military duty in Vietnam, only to come home and find out that he had cancer - malignant melanoma, to be exact. After surgery and recovery time he was finally getting back on his feet when the cancer returned less than two years later. Surgery and treatment again followed, and David was back into his life - changed, but still moving forward.

More than three decades later, David found himself receiving the news of a cancer diagnosis for the third time.

Cancer Sucks - A True Story is Davis's story.

From the moment of that third diagnosis - this time for colon cancer - David was determined to see this through to its completion. He hadn't let cancer beat him in the past, and it wouldn't beat him this time, either.

Cancer Sucks is no "woe is me" story, though. This is a story of survival, of making it through to the other side of illness, and - above all - of helping others to do the same.

Filled not only with personal stories, but also first-hand accounts of what to expect when going through treatments, David's story becomes a new only explains how he has made it through, but he urges us all to pay more attention to our bodies and to take our health into our own hands.

Perhaps this is not just David's story after all, but a cautionary tale for all of us.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936401949
Publisher: Two Harbors Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/23/2011
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Prologue xv

Chapter 1 Cancer For the Third Time 1

Chapter 2 Coming to Terms 18

Chapter 3 Operation and Recovery 30

Chapter 4 Five Stages of Colon Cancer 51

Chapter 5 Blockage 57

Chapter 6 Portacath 70

Chapter 7 Magic Mushrooms 81

Chapter 8 Chemotherapy 1 87

Chapter 9 Chemotherapy 2 98

Chapter 10 The Phone Call 103

Chapter 11 Increased Side Effects 107

Chapter 12 Birthday Chemotherapy 120

Chapter 13 Chemotherapy 4 and 5 126

Chapter 14 Chemotherapy 6 135

Chapter 15 Mary 146

Chapter 16 Chemotherapy 7 153

Chapter 17 No More Chemotherapy 164

Chapter 18 Camp Keepsake 173

Chapter 19 Meditation 194

Chapter 20 Camp Keepsake 2 and 3 200

Epilogue 209

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AmandaKerr on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Remarkable Tale Of Courage, Determination, And CompassionCancer Sucks: A True Story is a great book for cancer patients, cancer survivors, and all readers. David Yates shares his struggles, his triumphs, and his darkest moments in his memoir. The books offers advice, glimpses of hope, and the reality that anyone can get cancer. Thank you Mr. Yates for sharing your story with the world.