According to the Cancer Council, one in two Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85. Every Australian will be impacted by their own cancer diagnosis or the care of a loved one who has this insidious disease.
Author Jo Spicer is a cancer survivor, diagnosed with Non- Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the age of 45. With a 30-year career in communications, writing and speaking, Jo realised there was a need for more than the medical facts she was provided.
She recognised the vital necessity for better information about dealing with the emotional and practical issues of diagnosis, treatment and recovery. “I had so many questions running through my mind. I wanted some answers but didn’t know where to find them,” said Jo. Survive and Thrive!
How Cancer Saves Lives is filled with inspiring stories of 30 cancer survivors aged from three to 76 years. They have overcome cancers including melanoma, lymphoma, bladder, tongue, lung, breast and prostate cancers.
Jo will be at the Warialda Library on Friday, May 31, at 10.30am to talk about her book.