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Book: The Upside of Cancer - How a Terrifying Illness Can Lead You to a New Life by Christopher Foster

Book: The Upside of Cancer - How a Terrifying Illness Can Lead You to a New Life by Christopher Foster

star rating  5 stars based on the 3 most helpful Amazon reviews
categories: Book, Self-Help, Inner Courage, Inner Peace, Overcoming Anxiety, Developing Resilience, Spiritual Memoir, Choosing Hope, Finding Joy, Finding Authentic Happiness, Colon Cancer Survivor, Meaning of Life, Inspirational

Christopher Foster

Author Christopher Fosterabout this book: "An eye-opening and heart-opening gift to anyone struggling with a cancer diagnosis."--Gail Brenner, PhD., author of The End of Self-Help.

"This uplifting look at one man's journey with cancer offers a spark of hope to so many others."--Larry Krantz, MD

"What makes Christopher's book unique is the extraordinary positive sense he conveys in offering an alternative to despair in the face of a diagnosis of cancer...his leading us on a path to inner peace is a powerful piece of writing."--Grady Harp, Amazon Hall of Fame and Top 100 Reviewer

Hi. I was diagnosed with colon cancer following a routine colonoscopy in 2013 at age 81. To say I was shocked when I got a call from my doctor telling me about my diagnosis would be to put it mildly.

I had surgery on Dec 26 2013. It took me six months to fully recover, and since writing has been my passion since I was a child, I decided to write a book about my experience.

But I didn't want to just write another cancer memoir. I wanted to do my best to show how cancer--or indeed any major trauma--can be a "catalyst" that inspires us to grow and face our fears and become a better and stronger person. Even, dare I say, a happier person. Because I can truly say I am happier now at 84 than I have ever been in my life.

Whatever challenges you may be facing in your own life--or will face--I do wish you well. If I could sum up my experience in a sentence, it might go something like this: "In the presence of the Eternal there is no fear."

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