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Book details
  • SubGenre:Medical (incl. Patients)
  • Language:English
  • Pages:250
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350952513

Cancer A Journey Of A Thousand Miles

A memoir of cancer, courage, and a little bit of crazy

by Laura Zick-Mauzy

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She was "at that age." At 52 years old, Laura had reached the age for a standard colonoscopy screening. In that standard screening, she was diagnosed with cancer. It wasn't colon cancer, but anal cancer.
No one talks about the reality of life after chemo and radiation. Surviving cancer doesn't always mean that life returns to normal. There can be a new normal and oftentimes, it isn't pretty. This memoir is a noteworthy compilation of the author's personal story paired with pragmatic tips. Laura Zick-Mauzy hopes to encourage anyone affected by cancer by addressing the challenges of treatments and the aftermath, including chemo and radiation, survivor's guilt, lymphedema, neuropathy, vaginal stenosis, chemo brain, post-traumatic embitterment, and incontinence issues.
About the author
Laura Zick-Mauzy, a survivor of stage 3a anal cancer, has a background in clinical laboratory science, with a natural inclination for research. She is an awareness advocate, a published contributing author, a patient supporter in a peer-to-peer initiative, and a mentee for a well-known cancer network. Laura enjoys painting, upcycling projects, traveling, and spending time with family. She and her husband Paul live in the hills of beautiful Tucker County, WV.