Both Sides of Breast Cancer; a Doctors Journey

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Dr. Alexandra Ginty writes new poetic memoir chronicling her journey with bilateral breast cancer.

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Beyond the cancer story, there are 10 positive thinking cards and 69 poems, taking the reader on a journey of survivorship.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women, it’s estimated more than 1.7 million new cases of breast cancer occurred among women worldwide in 2012, Author, Dr. Alexandra Ginty has written her new book surrounding her diagnosis and recovery of breast cancer, while knowing the risks as a doctor.

“Both Sides” is a poetic memoir chronicling Ginty’s journey while she was treated for bilateral breast cancer, along with positive thinking cards she created to be as an emotional compass for those facing challenges with cancer. The positive thinking cards were created to help anyone understand or find happiness, authenticity, vulnerability and inner strength.

“Beyond the cancer story, there are 10 positive thinking cards and 69 poems, taking the reader on a journey of survivorship,” Ginty said. “Topics such as how to tell your children, inner strength and gratitude take you through many of the aspects faced during adversity.”

“Both Sides” is filled with inspirational messages and healing tools for anyone affected by cancer. This book is different from others since it portrays the emotional burden of cancer, not the physical side, and written from both sides, as a doctor and patient. All proceeds will be donated to selective cancer charities.

“This book uses cognitive-behavioral techniques to change your thinking and attitude,” Ginty said. “I believe this is a very powerful tool through any adversity.”

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Dr. Alexandra Ginty
“Both Sides
ISBN: 978-1491812273
Retail price: $16.95
Available in paperback, hardcover and e-book

About author:
Dr. Alexandra Ginty is a Family Doctor in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. She is a mother of two and has a very high cancer risk BRCA1 genetic mutation, which was discovered after her cancer. She has a Bachelor’s degree from University of Guelph and a Medical Doctorate degree, with Family Medicine Residency and special competence in Emergency Medicine from McMaster University, Ontario. She is an experienced examiner and Adj. Associate Clinical Professor at McMaster University, as well as the regional primary care lead in cancer care.

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