From the Inside Flap
Certainly we all have in us a remote (or perhaps more immediate) fear of a cancer diagnosis. What if it wasn't just any cancer, but one that targets the very area on which your livelihood depends?
Some of us might think we'd curl up and expire, but until you're faced with the reality of it, you never know how you'll take it. Lorna J. Brunelle resolved to dig down deep in her soul and find the fight to push through the hardship, and come out the other side a survivor. Her story raises awareness for what is, in fact, the fastest-growing cancer in the United States, with new cases cropping up at a rate of approximately four percent annually--faster than colon or breast cancer. In 2009, 35,000 new cases of thyroid cancer were diagnosed.
It's estimated that more than 350,000 people in the U.S. are living with thyroid cancer.
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From the Back Cover
A treasured read. I learned, laughed, and cried. I will pass on this remarkable resource.
- Dawn Eger Rizzo, Thyroid Cancer Survivor
Unflappable, witty, honest, and inspirational describe Lorna's exploration of her journey. As a survivor of kidney cancer, I was awed, captivated, and encouraged by the positive nature of Lorna's personal philosophy.
- Marsha E. Bergquist, Cancer Survivor
Having suffered much loss from this disease, Lorna's narrative about dealing with thyroid cancer is not only filled with useful and practical information, but was cathartic for my own repressed emotions.
I laughed, I cried, and I healed.
- Ellie Osborne
Lorna has the innate gift of bringing light, laughter, and hope while sharing her journey with readers. I was pulled in by her honesty and even laughed out loud at times.
- Linda Joy, Publisher
Main Entry: dirty bomb-shell
: a former bombshell beauty fighting thyroid cancer in the Nuclear Medicine Department of a hospital about to ingest a purple radioactive radiation pill that will make her a contagious toxic human dirty bomb.
Dirty Bombshell is the poignant and brave story of a 33 year old girl who is fighting her way back to wellness. Her triumphant story sheds light on a cancer most Americans are in the dark about. This story of faith, forgiveness, strength, hope, courage, tolerance, and self-discovery will change the way you tackle hardship, leaving you with the power to survive and thrive. Dirty Bombshell will help you find your way back to FABULOUS!
As an actor, singer, writer, producer, and teacher, Lorna J. Brunelle has always had a passion for the arts. A tireless volunteer, with an indelible commitment to bring positive change, she is dedicated to a range of causes.
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