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.
|Publisher:||Two Harbors Press, Incorporated|
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Table of Contents
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.