100 Stories Book

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100 Stories is a book which will help anyone affected by cancer to feel less alone. It interweaves individual experiences with a shared goal of opening up conversation. The stories are written by 100 different people who have experienced cancer in some way.

Each story is accompanied by an image of the person who wrote it, created with the Cancer On Board symbol. Flick through the book to see the images become clearer as the stories get longer, providing a visual representation of the length of story told.

The stories themselves are moving, hopeful and authentic, and are all based around the central concept normalising speaking about cancer, without fear of judgement. No two stories are alike, just as no two people are alike. You can read it as a passive observer, listening and learning. But maybe you’ll find inspiration through these 100 stories to join the conversation too.

1 in 2 people will develop cancer in their lifetime. So the majority of the population will either be directly or indirectly affected by cancer. In author Helena Traill's case her father has been living with two brain tumours since she was 3 years old and her grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer in the summer of 2019. 

10% of all sales go to Cancer On Board.


What a brilliant idea for a book. I love the differing personalities and stories; I learned so much from so many of them! I really hope this book does well. We need more honesty and diversity in the cancer community.

Beautifully put together, touching with an important message behind it. This book has done fantastic things for those who have been suffering with cancer, and really allows the reader to see into the lives and stories of ordinary people who have had the terrible misfortune of having been diagnosed with the illness. 

This book is amazing. Not only because it is helping to further the conversation around cancer and to bring it into daily conversation but it also shows how different everyone is with a cancer experience. We aren’t all bald and attached to drips. Many are out and about with hair looking like anyone else. Helena is incredibly talented and it’s also a great piece of art. Even if you ignore all the cancer stuff!

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