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100 Perks of Having Cancer

Plus 100 Health Tips for Surviving It!

by (author) Florence Strang & Susan Gonzalez

Basic Health
Initial publish date
Aug 2013
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    Publish Date
    Aug 2013
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While cancer is certainly no laughing matter, in 100 Perks of Having Cancer: Plus 100 Health Tips for Surviving It, cancer survivors Florence Strang and Susan Gonzalez set out to remind readers that no matter how bad one's life circumstances may be, there are always reasons to smile–and steps that can be taken to improve one's health, outlook, and prognosis.


Chock-full of healthy-living tips to promote healing of the body as well as perks to guide readers on healing the mind and soul, 100 Perks of Having Cancer is the perfect resource for anyone wanting to live healthier and happier. Whether the reader is currently battling cancer, is a cancer survivor, or is trying to avoid cancer, he or she will find applicable ideas and advice delivered in a friendly, relatable manner. Offering a plethora of hope and support, Strang and Gonzalez help readers approach cancer proactively and with survival in mind.

About the authors

Florence Strang, B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed., is a registered psychologist with more than twenty years of experience in the fields of education and psychology. After being diagnosed with stage-3 breast cancer, she began to blog "The Perks of Having Cancer," as a way to help her stay positive through difficult cancer treatments. Her story is told in Woman's World Magazine (April 2012) and Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Positive (2012). She lives in scenic Lewin's Cover, Newfoundland, with her daughter, Kaitlyn, and sons, Donovan and Ben.

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Susan Gonzalez, R.N., B.S.N., earned her nursing degree in New York in 1986. Diagnosed with cancer in 2005, Susan had a unique perspective on the disease, being a nurse in the patient's role. She took that knowledge and her passion for finding natural cures to fight the disease and began a blog for those who wanted to make simple changes for healthy living with an emphasis on avoiding cancer. She currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and two daughters.

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