This is the personal story of Cory Taylor who died from a melanoma-related cancer in July 2016. This book was short-listed for the Stella Prize in 2017. She looks back over her life with a focus on family and relationships.

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Connie and her brother Samuel Johnson tell the story of Connie's multiple cancer diagnoses, and how they supported each other.

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This book has been compiled primarily for use by people in rural and remote areas. It aims to provide an additional resource for prevention, early detection, intervention, self-help, and education in relation to some common mental health issues and mental disorders. [Introduction, ]

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The memoir of Dr Jodie Fleming, a Clinical and Health Psychologist from Victoria’s Western District. Jodie describes her experience of being diagnosed with breast cancer twice in her 30s – one being hormone receptor positive and the other, triple negative. She was also found to have a BRCA1 gene mutation. Includes a foreword by her

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Kellie Curtain, mother of four and former Australian television news reporter, describes the period leading up to, and following, her mother's death. She talks about family and communication, honesty, humour, plans and expectations.

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Her mother died at the age of 56 after refusing conventional treatment for her aggressive breast cancer, so when Josepha Dietrich was diagnosed with breast cancer at 35, with a baby son, she chose conventional treatments. She underwent chemotherapy, mastectomy and reconstruction, surgery to remove lymph nodes, as we ll as her ovaries, fallopian tubes

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This picture book, the second in the Nurse Ted series, was a collaboration between children’s book writer and illustrator, Ffion Jones, and neuro-oncology clinical nurse specialist, Kerry Foster-Mitchell. It was created for children who have had a parent diagnosed with cancer. The images are a clever combination of illustrated characters and photographs showing what a

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The bright hour

Nina Riggs was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer at the age of 38. At the time, she was a poet, and was married with two young sons. Nina is an exceptional writer who manages to describe her very serious situation in a way that is entertaining and often even, funny! The Afterword was written by

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This book was written by Kelsey Crowe who has a doctorate in social welfare, and has had her own experience of breast cancer, along with Emily McDowell who is well known for her humorous empathy cards for loss and illness. The book provides a practical, easy-to-read guide to how to speak to loved ones when

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