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My journey as a writer began as a child. I wrote poems and short stories which were my way of dealing with various life changing events. I am a member of Rave Reviews Book Club. Follow me on Twitter @KIngallsAuthor www.facebook.com/KarenIngalls, and you can find my books at www.amazon.com. My first book is Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir which received two awards. All proceeds are donated to gynecologic cancer research. My second book is a novel Novy's Son, about one man's attempt to find love and acceptance from his father. This is an all too common problem in our society. My third book, Davida: Model and Mistress of Augustus Saint-Gaudens is about the love affair between this great American sculptor and his model. ALL ORIGINAL CONTENT COPYRIGHT 2011 THROUGH 2017.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

HEALTHY/HELPFUL BOOKS ABOUT CANCER

 I am highlighting sources that I have personally found very helpful for any type of cancer. It is also important to take good care of your health, have regular checkups, and listen/act upon any unusual symptoms.

Cancer in any form is a frightening diagnosis. Here are some facts & figures from The American Cancer Society:

  •  There will be 1,688,780 new cases in 2017
  • There will be 600,980 deaths.
  • New cases are almost equal between men and women
These statistics are not to cause fear or dread, but to emphasize the importance of taking good care of ourselves. 
  • Do not smoke
  • Be safe in the sun
  • Eat healthy 
  • Be active and exercise
  • Get yearly breast, pelvic & rectal, and prostate exams (physicians will vary in their opinions about how often these exams should take place). 
  • I advocate for yearly breast, pelvic and rectal exams every year in women of all ages.
  • There has been a rise in cases of colon cancer at alarming rates. Here is a link with a chart of recommended times for screenings: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/colon-rectal-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/acs-recommendations.html
   



 INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM CANCER SURVIVORS

      "Cancer didn't bring me to my knees, it brought me to my feet." Michael Douglas
                                 
                                        "Don't miss your life." Valerie Harper

                     "It's about focusing on the fight, not the fright." Robin Roberts

      "It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today
                        and the reality of tomorrow." Robert H. Goddard

    "More than 10 million Americans are living with cancer, and they demonstrate the 
                   ever-increasing possibility of living beyond cancer." Sheryl Crow






Ovarian Cancer: You Can Not Be Serious by Janice Coggins




The Unconventional Guide to Ovarian Cancer by Latrisha McFadden







The Truth About Cancer by Ty M. Bollinger






Dying To Be Me by Anita Moorjani








Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir by Karen Ingalls



                All of these books are available on Amazon.

       Here are some Facebook sites for your consideration:
           https://www.facebook.com/noccnational/
           https://www.facebook.com/OCRFA/
           https://www.facebook.com/CancerSupportCommunity/
           https://www.facebook.com/su2c/


                      Some websites for your consideration:
                         www.americancancersociety.com
                         https://prevention.cancer.gov/
                         https://www.cancer.org/healthy.html
                         https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov ›
                           


  

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