Self-help Book Uses Positive Psychology to Look Beyond Cancer Diagnosis

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Sue Mackey announces publication of new book, ‘Positive Oncology’

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Motivated by her own diagnosis of triple negative breast cancer in 2013, Sue Mackey wrote “Positive Oncology: An Optimistic Approach to the Big C” (published by Balboa Press AU) to help other people with cancer have a more positive outlook on the outcome.

“There is a lack of information available, from a psychological perspective, to empower individuals to better approach diagnosis, treatment and recovery from cancer,” Mackey says.

In her book, Mackey draws on her personal experience with cancer and treatments over two years. She had five months of chemotherapy, a mastectomy, radiotherapy and reconstructive surgery. Mackey says that she was able to draw upon her knowledge of positive psychology and people around her. “Positive Oncology” intertwines her experience with cancer with psychology strategies for positivity, discussion of mind-body connections and various ancient cultures’ wisdom to offer a guide designed to enhance coping skills.

“People with cancer feel disempowered to help themselves. Families and friends are always looking for resources to support their loved ones with cancer,” Mackey says. “This book provides simple to access strategies to gain control and improve wellbeing during and after cancer.”

“Positive Oncology”
By Sue Mackey
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 86 pages | ISBN 9781504306638
E-Book | 86 pages | ISBN 9781504306744
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Sue Mackey runs a psychology practice in Geelong, Australia, with her husband Chris, who is a clinical psychologist and author. She has studied positive psychology and formerly worked as a nurse in intensive care including more than 10 years as a nurse educator.

Balboa Press Australia is a division of Hay House, Inc., a leading provider in publishing products that specialise in self-help and the mind, body and spirit genre. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the Author Solutions self-publishing model. For more information or to start publishing today, visit balboapress.com.au/ or call 1800 050 315. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter and “Like” us at facebook.com/BalboaPress.
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