Perseverance: True Voices of Cancer Survivors
Can you imagine being in high school or college and suddenly learning you have cancer? You thought you had a lifetime ahead of you and the whole world at your feet, but suddenly you're told... maybe not. How would you cope?
That's the question the twenty young people in this book had to answer when they were diagnosed with childhood cancer. Perseverance tells of the
How would you cope if you were diagnosed with cancer as a child or teenager? A cancer diagnosis is daunting for anyone, but how much harder can it be for a young person? This book contains the stories of 20 young people who have battled with cancer. Sadly, they have not all won their battles and for some the battles continue.
Each of the twenty contributors tells the story of their diagnosis, of their subsequent trials and tribulations and the unique challenges that ...more
Cancer is one of those perverse diseases that is harder on you the younger you are. It thrives in the presence of the growth hormones that young bodies are so full of. Blood Matters by Masha Gessen has a long discussion of this phenomena.
Perseverance though isn't about the various diseases that all go under the "cancer" heading nor is it so much about the t ...more
In each entry, the young person talks about their diagnosis and subsequent treatment. The trials these children have been through, often repeatedly, would be enough to make any adult fall to pieces. You’d expect that these young people would be bitter and angry a ...more