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September book release: Ticking Off Breast Cancer by Sara Liyanage


Ticking Off Breast Cancer

By Sara Liyanage

"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


Previously an expert multi-tasker in her capacity as a busy, married, forty-two-year-old mother of two, and part time lawyer commuting into London, Sara managed her life by to-do list after to-do list. However, when breast cancer appeared on her list, Sara's life was thrown upside down and she had to make a few changes.

With the combination of medical appointments, scans, and harsh treatment, Sara's dignity, grace and composure all flew out the window, but she did retain the ability to get herself organised and make a few lists to help her through the treatment. Armed with a multitude of shopping lists, to-do lists and checklists, she made it through eighteen months of gruelling cancer treatment to the other side, where, for the past couple of years, she's been basking in the glow of hair regrowth, new eyebrows and a renewed love for life.


Ticking Off Breast Canceris a chronological narrative of Sara's life from the day of her diagnosis and throughout her treatment. It follows Sara as she deals with the physical, emotional and mental challenges thrown at her by cancer and provides an honest insight into the treatment given to a breast cancer patient together with the impact that this has on someone's life.


By sharing many of her to-do lists in the form of checklists at the end of each chapter,Ticking Off Breast Cancerprovides thoughtful, helpful advice for every step of the way.


Whether read as a companion for someone going through cancer treatment themselves, or as a guide for someone with a loved one or friend going through cancer treatment,Ticking Off Breast Cancerprovides support and encouragement throughout.


The book accompanies Sara's website of the same name,, which provides practical help and support for those going through breast cancer treatment.


About the author

Sara was diagnosed with HER2 positive and oestrogen positive primary breast cancer in October 2016 at the age of forty-two. Not ever expecting to be diagnosed with breast cancer and having to deal with the impact that cancer can have on an already busy life (one involving a juggling motherhood, working and everything else that a forty-something year old woman has to fit in her life) Sara's life was turned upside down. Sara decided to use her experience to help others who were going through the same thing by setting up a breast cancer website. Sara lives in Hertfordshire with her husband of fifteen years, their two children and a dog who likes to eat socks. Sara works part-time in London as a lawyer but now spends a lot of her time writing. She writes for her website, for various cancer charities and organisations, and has spent a lot of time writing this book too!



Title:Ticking Off Breast Cancer

Author:Sara Liyanage

Genre:Non-Fiction, Health, Cancer, Medicine, Healthcare

Publisher:Hashtag Press


Publication:September 30, 2019

Availability:Paperback & eBook, International


Price: £7.99 paperback


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