Cancer Survivor Shares His Story of Survival in New Book

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Author Raymond J. Stecker discloses the impact cancer had on his life, and his emotional experiences

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“What are the thoughts and feelings one experiences during an odyssey like cancer and all that comes with it, and in fact, what is all that comes with it?” these are the questions author Raymond J. Stecker answers in Cancer Courage and Collateral Damage: An inspiring story of resilience, hope and determination.

Readers will see what goes on behind the curtain of an actual prolonged treatment process, how it affects one’s mind and heart, and gain a better idea of the emotional and psychological aspects of the illness. Stecker likens this to a journey through the unknown, and shares the extremes he felt through the whole ordeal, everything from fear, sadness, panic, loneliness, and anger, to flat-out gut-wrenching laughter. The intense emotional gamut he experienced during his battle with cancer is conveyed in his work, along with the profound effects it had on his life.

“I thought a lot about everything I had gone through and how it has affected me and others around me. I thought writing something down might help me accept the transformation from who I was BC (before cancer) and who I became AC (after cancer),” Stecker shares.

Cancer Courage and Collateral Damage presents first-hand information on surviving the illness, which will prove useful for readers undergoing similar experiences, or for those with friends or loved ones who are suffering from the disease. Stecker’s personal chronicle presents, without compromise, the reality of dealing with cancer and shows the effects it had on himself and his family.

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Cancer Courage and Collateral Damage * by Raymond J. Stecker
An inspiring story of resilience, hope and determination
Publication Date: December 28, 2012
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 94 pages; 978-1-4797-3338-5
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 94 pages; 978-1-4797-3339-2
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-3340-8

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