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What I Wish I Knew About Cancer

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Every 29 seconds, someone in the world is diagnosed with cancer and, in an instant, they have to come to terms with a whole new future. To help make this adjustment just that little bit easier, here is a collection of real advice from real people who have all had first hand experience at the pointy end of cancer.

What I Wish I Knew about Cancer talks with survivors, pre-viviors, partners, husbands, wives, children, researchers, and medical professionals and asks them all, “If you could go back and give your younger self some advice about preventing, treating and/or outlasting cancer, what would it be?” It then goes on to describe their cancer journey, and how they came to their particular insights.

The result is another inspirational What I Wish I Knew book full of the wisdom of hindsight that would help anyone facing this disease. It also has advice on how to better our chances of never hearing those fateful words, “I’m sorry, you have cancer.”

What I Wish I Knew about Cancer has been produced to support Tour de Cure, Australia’s leading cycling foundation. Tour de Cure has so far raised over $4 million in cash contributions towards research, support and prevention of cancer in men, women and children. The authors are proud to donate all of their royalties to curing this indiscriminate, stubborn and, let’s face it, bloody obnoxious disease.

Marty Wilson is a stand up comic, speaker and author of the bestselling What I Wish I Knew series. More importantly he’s a husband, a dad, a brother and a son, who in his life has only lost a couple of loved ones to cancer. After speaking to everyone in this book he knows how lucky that makes him.

Gary Bertwistle has been working in creativity and innovation for over 20 years, his career spanning retail, music and radio industries. Gary's interest is in having people and organisations think differently. As a thought leader in innovation and creativ