New Book Explores the Realities of Having Cancer

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Allie Wilcox releases new book, “Cancer: My Wife. My Life. Dianna's Story.”

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The inspiration for Allie Wilcox’s book, “Cancer: My Wife. My Life. Dianna's Story.” (published by WestBow Press), came not so much from desire as from need.

“I needed to reveal the frustrations, pain, trials and tribulations of my wife’s battle with cancer from beginning to end,” says Wilcox, who weaves an emotional memoir of the devastating realities of cancer.

In reading “Cancer,” readers learn that Wilcox and his wife Dianna are so much more than man and wife. They are soul mates and the very best of friends. They met 52 years ago in kindergarten and were married as high school sweethearts in 1972. Both graduated in 1973, with their son of 6 months at their side. They would later have another son.

Wilcox and his wife started out on their journey with an image of a long, healthy life, one in which they would grow old together, surrounded by children and grandchildren. Then in November of 2005, Dianna was diagnosed with large B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

“The diagnosis of cancer is a scary and confusing event,” recalls Wilcox, who hopes his story helps others going through the trials of a cancer diagnosis.

“I felt the need to explain to others what we had to deal with. Most people with a debilitating disease end up being trapped in a vacuum of the false hopes and prayers that their treatments will work, but not knowing what the final outcome will be. My book accurately explains the uses, effects and possible contraindications of procedures and medications used in Dianna’s treatment.”

“Cancer” provides a host of information for cancer patients and their caretakers, including tips on nutrition, physical activity and proper rehabilitation. Analyses on procedure and medication options are also included.

Wilcox credits his wife’s remission to her iron will and their dedication to learn everything they needed to know to facilitate a holistic recovery. He now hopes their experiences will help others.

“I want others to know,” explains Wilcox, “that they are not alone in their fight for survival.”

About the Author
Allie Wilcox was born in Portland, Maine, in 1953. His father passed away in 1960, so Wilcox at a young age went to work to help support his family. His family and friends describe him as a caring, fun-loving person who always puts others in front of himself.

WestBow Press is a strategic self-publishing alliance of Thomas Nelson, Inc., the world’s largest Christian publisher, and Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI) — the world leader in the popular self-publishing industry segment. Through this partnership, authors benefit from the rich publishing heritage of Thomas Nelson and the speed-to-market advantages of the ASI self-publishing model. Titles published through WestBow Press are evaluated for sales potential and considered for publication under the Thomas Nelson imprint. Thomas Nelson, Inc. continues to “inspire the world” with distribution of products in more than 100 countries worldwide. For more information, or to start publishing today, visit http://www.westbowpress.com or call (866)-928-1240. Follow us @westbowpress on Twitter for the latest news.

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