Ticking Off Breast Cancer

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A book about juggling life with treatment for primary breast cancer at the age of 42. Sara Liyanage describes the physical and emotional impact of breast cancer on her life, and offers practical advice in the form of checklists at the end of each chapter.

Key Features:

  • Thoughtful, thoroughly researched book detailing one women’s experience of breast cancer.
  • Filled with practical checklists to help support yourself or a loved one living with cancer.
  • Describes each step of the author’s cancer journey and the emotional and physical impact felt.

This is an honest and open account of one women’s experience of breast cancer, full of the ups, downs, laughter and tears that anyone living will cancer will find very familiar indeed. But it isn’t just a memoir, author Sara Liyanage is a master multi-tasker who made her way through life using her favourite organisational tool: the to-do list. Her life with cancer was no different, and in this book Liyanage makes her way through a multitude of lists that offer the reader a view into what to expect throughout treatment.

“Ticking Off Breast Cancer is a candid, thoughtful account of the way Sara dealt with a breast cancer diagnosis. She is one impressive woman.” Victoria Derbyshire, journalist, broadcaster and writer.

“I love the honesty and practicality of Sara’s to-do-lists. It inspires you to create your own – here’s mine: be mindful, be grateful, be kind.” Sian Williams, journalist, broadcaster and writer.

Whether you’ve recently been diagnosed, are going through treatment or have a loved one living with cancer, this book can help guide you through the emotional and physical challenges of your journey.

  • Paperback : 272 pages
  • Publisher : Hashtag Press (26 Sept. 2019)
  • Product Dimensions : 19.9 x 2.2 x 13.4 cm

Am half way through treatment for breast cancer and I wish this book had been out when I started treatment. It’s practical and totally relateable. It’s not scary and overwhelming. It’s written in such a way that although everyone’s treatment is different, you’ll still be able to get advice and comfort from it. I’d also recommend this to family and friends, so you know how to help and support a loved one. A great book.

Heartfelt, eye-opening, honest, raw, friendly, approachable, kind, thoughtful
This book is an essential read for anyone with breast cancer and anyone who knows and cares about someone with breast cancer. It explains what happened to Sara from diagnosis and through treatment. It shows what happened to her - and of course the journey is going to be different to everyone - but there is so much to get your head around upon a diagnosis. What I found amazing was the to do lists and tick lists - particularly around what to take to the hospital with you. So helpful.

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