Surviving Cancer: Your New Beginning in Life

  • Topic Info:Over 4,500 patients are diagnosed with cancer each day. Not too long ago, this diagnosis would have been considered a death sentence, but, thanks to advances in treatment, there are almost fourteen million survivors in the U.S.

    Hearing the words “you have cancer” no longer has to mean an end to your life. Instead, it can mark the start of a new beginning.

    Bill Aron’s New Beginnings: The Triumphs of 120 Cancer Survivors is a book for and by those who have endured one of the greatest hurdles of their lives.

    Featuring a collection of narratives and photographic portraits of men, women, children, and families of varied ages and ethnicities, New Beginnings inspires hope in its readers. The triumphs of the 120 cancer survivors Aron features, and what they have in common, is something every cancer patient should know.

    While cancer may have ushered in one of the most difficult periods of the lives of these 120 survivors, it also ignited one of the most profound.

    Coming from all walks of life, survivors include Sally Craigen, who never stopped enjoying life, even after her second cancer diagnosis three decades after her first; Rabbi William Cutter, already a survivor of three heart attacks by the time he faced prostate cancer; Sophia Colby, who, following her cancer diagnosis at fifteen months old, has endured more in her ten years than many people do in their entire lives; professional basketball player Coby Karl, who hasn’t let thyroid cancer stop him from pursuing his dreams; and over one hundred others.

    Listen in as Aron joins Andrea and Lisa to share more about his own personal journey with cancer (and the lessons he learned), as well as the journeys of the 120 individuals in his book.
  • Book Title: New Beginnings: The Triumphs of 120 Cancer Survivors
  • Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH