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    • ISBN:9781405519755
    • Publication date:07 Nov 2013

Mum's Not Having Chemo

Cutting-edge therapies, real-life stories - a road-map to healing from cancer

By Laura Bond

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  • ISBN: 9780749958961
  • Publication date: 07 Nov 2013
  • Page count: 368
  • Imprint: Piatkus
This is the book the world needs to change the face of modern health-care - an absolute must for anyone with cancer and their relatives and friends. Facing a diagnosis of 'The Big C' can be terrifying and for most people their treatment plan and daunting future path is presented to them as a fait accompli. The author's mother Gemma Bond chose a path less trodden and this book beautifully documents the emotional rollercoaster she went on, and the physical challenges she faced. Because Laura has a journalistic mind she has thoroughly researched and really dug out not only the facts and science behind alternative treatments and therapies, but she also provides a very human approach from her experience of supporting her mum. Best of all she clearly lays out how to source these options and gives realistic suggestions. This book is unique and it's also a brilliant resource for the currently 'well'. When it comes to building immunity and cancer prevention, there little to rival it. It's moving, inspirational, informative and wonderfully uplifting all at the same time — Janey Lee Grace, TV and radio presenter and author of Imperfectly Natural Woman and Look Great Naturally Without Ditching the Lipstick
An excellent source of information; highly recommended! — Jonathan V. Wright MD
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