New Book Helps Readers Confront the Obstacles of Cervical Cancer

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Author Vivianna Ruiz shares her lived experience with cancer and her proposal to mitigate its cruelty

Cervical cancer continues to be the leading cause of death from cancer in women around the world. Author Viviana Ruiz, in her new book titled Cancer Why Me? Cervical Cancer, shares her lived experience with cancer and her proposal to mitigate its cruelty with the purpose of helping those who find themselves in similar circumstances.

“I give you my experiences of my struggles, my strength and my faith in between reality and dreams,” Ruiz begins. “You’ll find the pain of a heart and the cry of a wounded soul by a devastating diagnosis of cervical cancer.” Feelings are confronted throughout the pages, telling readers of the obstacles and challenges that left a scar as a constant reminder.

Readers will find a potpourri of conventional medicine, alternative medicine, physical strength techniques, an enchanting fantasy and the necessary faith needed to combat this disease. They will gain an awareness of addictions, hang-ups, or weaknesses and will be able to break loose from them. Ruiz also shares suggestions to gain a positive vision, a desire to arm themselves with great strength, determination, and tenacity in our struggle against this cancer.

“We understand that not only do we have to struggle against the following three monsters: the cancer, its devastating therapies, and their side effects, but also confront the enemies of this disease that affect the emotional, the physical and the social aspects of our lives. It is a corporal and spiritual story which you, dear reader, can benefit from,” Ruiz shares.

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About the Author
Viviana Ruiz comes from a family of immigrants. She was born in Medellin, Colombia. At the age of four her parents came to live in the United States. All her life she has lived in the charming city of Miami, where she also graduated from the University of Miami. In 1990 she started working at a Cancer Center. In 2000 she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. At an early age this cancer turned her life upside down.

In the process of healing from cancer, Ruiz discovered that she is a creator of her life, capable of surprising herself with the complexity of pain and the magnificence of a miracle. Alternating joys and sorrows, she has learned how to be an anchor in the storm and in the calm, the compass of hope.

Cancer Why Me? Cervical Cancer * by Viviana Ruiz
Publication Date: January 23, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 186 pages; 978-1-4691-4887-8
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 186 pages; 978-1-4691-4888-5

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