New Memoir Tells the Story of a Marathoner’s Diagnosis and Treatment for Colorectal Cancer

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Doug Limbrick announces publication of ‘Running the Marathon with Cancer.’

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Wanting to share his story, Doug Limbrick wrote “Running the Marathon with Cancer: A story about life, love, running, friendships, personal growth, self discovery & surviving colorectal cancer” (published by Balboa Press AU), which conveys his experience with the major surgery that impacted him both physically and psychologically.

The book discusses the journey with cancer, complications, and the importance of love and friends. After detailing his diagnosis with colorectal cancer, Limbrick discusses the six months of chemotherapy and five weeks of radiotherapy that brought on complications. He tells how he returned to running during chemotherapy as a way to regain some fitness and distract himself from the side effects of treatment. Limbrick ran while carrying a box that delivered the chemotherapy drugs to his body. Following more surgery and complications from septicemia and pneumonia, he left the hospital all set to begin the process of rehabilitation.

Limbrick hopes that through his book he can impart to readers about why and how colorectal cancer is preventable as well as communicate messages about the benefits of keeping to a healthy lifestyle.

Running the Marathon with Cancer
By Doug Limbrick
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 164 pages | ISBN 9781504307840
E-Book | 164 pages | ISBN 9781504307833
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Doug Limbrick is a keen runner who also has had cancer. Author of many journal articles on social policy issues and several books on nineteenth century Australian history, his experience in marathon running led him to write a guide about running one’s first marathon. However, he found writing his memoir about being fit and healthy with a cancer diagnoses was a new challenge.

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 or call 1800 050 315. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter and “Like” us at

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