25 Apr Positive Oncology: An Optimistic Approach to the Big C
Gee, we live a charmed life here at Noble Words. The last few months in particular have brought with them some truly wonderful books, most recently Positive Oncology by Sue Mackey. Not only is Sue the survivor of a triple negative breast cancer diagnosis – and of the gruelling chemo, radiology, mastectomy and reconstructive surgery it necessitated – but she is generously sharing her personal roadmap to recovery in order to help other sufferers. The amazing people we meet, eh?
While she received world-class medical treatment to deal with the physical side of things, this former nurse, manager of a psychology practice in Geelong and self-confessed ‘positive psychology junkie’ was dismayed to discover how few resources were available to help her – and her friends and family – cope with the devastating emotional impact of the diagnosis. Given her background, Sue was better equipped than most to map out a blueprint to foster resilience, build inner strength and cultivate the kind of courage she would need to fight the disease.
Sue – who has now been cancer-free for three-and-a-half years – shares all the tools and techniques that helped her embrace these immense emotional challenges in Positive Oncology, out now from Balboa Press.
Watch Sue’s recent interview with ABC TV News Breakfast here.