'Don’t Let Cancer Rewrite Your Life’s Story,' New Book: A Cancer Memoir

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Breast cancer survivor Patsy Bates speaks out.

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It's important to me to let others know that no matter how big or how bad a giant like cancer is, God will send a David to appear in your life.

Patsy Bates had her own thriving small business, the love of family and friends and a strong faith in Christ. But after Bates saw the results of a would-be routine mammogram, none of those blessings seemed to matter anymore.

Her forthcoming battle against the disease, which directly affects 1 of every 8 women in the U.S., would prove to be the most harrowing challenge in her life. Bates shares her personal story in the new book, A Cancer Memoir.

“In deciding to write this book, I knew that I would have to reveal a personal side of myself and tell parts of my life that I haven't told anyone before,” Bates says. “I decided that it was time to be open and honest and allow others to read about the battles I have navigated through during my life thus far.”

Although Bates’ story includes hardships, pain and disappointments, it is also an uplifting story of faith and courage. The driving message throughout the book is that cancer can happen to anyone, but a person’s attitude can make all the difference in what happens next.

“Breast cancer was the greatest challenge of my life, and I truly didn't know if I would be able to get past it,” Bates admits, adding, “It's important to me to let others know that no matter how big or how bad a giant like cancer is, God will send a David to appear in your life.”

Now a volunteer with the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Bates hopes that her story will inspire cancer victims and their support systems to keep hope alive, even in the face of a seemingly futile situation.

A Cancer Memoir
By Patsy Bates
ISBN: 978-1450066259
Approx. 130 pages
Paperback 6x9
Retail price: $29.99
E-book price: $9.99
Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Xlibris

About the author
Patsy Bates is a breast cancer survivor. A product of her generation, she grew up in the South and quickly learned the value of faith, hard work, thrift, and the importance of family. She credits her parents and siblings for modeling the kind of strength that would carry her through in life. Her spirituality and faith gave her the fortitude to face the many challenges she confronted, including her ongoing fight against cancer. In spite of amazing odds, she had the strength to move forward and now works as a volunteer with the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Her first published book, A Cancer Memoir, is Bates’ remarkable story of surviving cancer.

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