It's Not Like That, Actually: A memoir of surviving cancer and beyond

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It is impossible to go back to the old life after a cancer diagnosis; the reality of surviving is complex. Kate Carr was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 39, underwent extensive harrowing treatment, and in 1998 was told that she'd reached a significant milestone - the five-year mark. Reaching this point without the cancer returning is a strong indication that the treatment has been successful. The sad truth, however, is that, like all cancer sufferers who have reached this stage, she had to live every day with the knowledge that it can come back at any time. It's Not Like That, Actually charts Kate's diagnosis and treatment, while explaining in beautifully written detail the ups and downs - the reality - of moving on from there and dealing with the emotional burden that friends and family find it difficult to understand. A unique, inspirational, practical book for all cancer sufferers, and their families.

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The first book of its kind to be written on the reality of surviving cancer, long-term.

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'As i write this I am a cancer survivor - a survivor of the disease, of cancer's chunky nomenclature, of the shed-loads of absolute rubbish we hear about the experience of cancer which has made my journey harder than it needed to be.'

It is impossible to go back to the old life after a cancer diagnosis; the reality of surviving is complex. Kate Carr was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 39, underwent extensive harrowing treatment. In 2002 was told that she'd reached a significant milestone - the five-year mark. The sad truth, however, was that she was still not considered cured.

It's Not Like That, Actually charts Kate's diagnosis and treatment, while explaining in beautifully written detail the ups and downs - the reality - of moving on from there and dealing with the emotional burden that friends and family find it difficult to understand. Including areas such as motherhood and cancer, depression, therapy and the implications of ending treatment, Kate has written a moving memoir while also providing supportive and empathic advice for anyone living with cancer, their own or that of someone else they care for.

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