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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Serenity Publications; 1 edition (October 7, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615898777
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615898773
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,021,392 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a book about a devastating diagnosis of ovarian cancer and how one courageous woman triumphed.
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A very uplifting and inspiring read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By S. Jane on November 2, 2013
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I loved this book. It's about Ms. Horn's battle with ovarian cancer. Don't let this scare you. The book is not dark at all. She shares the many positive steps she took to heal both her body and spirit.
I found the alternative therapies she received in Switzerland and Hawaii to be very interesting. A very satisfying read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ml norton on October 29, 2013
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A Little Touch of Cancer is a wonderfully intimate book that immediately fascinates the reader with it's soul-searching clarity. Huge congrats to the author for this very important undertaking!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Marlon Varsace on November 10, 2013
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Overcoming a very personal illness aside, to ink and then bind the story is quite heroic. I trust that this will be the first of many inspirational exercises going forward, and we are certain to benefit from them all.

Many thanks for the TOOLBOX as we should all adhere to your recommendations.
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Three weeks before her sixtieth birthday in 2001, the last thing Betsy Horn wanted was to undergo surgery. Speculative until the time of her operation, ovarian cancer was confirmed when Horn learned during recovery that she had had a complete hysterectomy, the surgical procedure her doctor stated would happen if he found cancer. Leading up to that dreadful day, a flurry of thoughts ran through her head, one of which was the concept of death.

"This was the first time I had ever truly thought about the possibility of dying ... My first grandchild, Miranda, was brand new, born just that April, only a couple of weeks before [her ominous sonogram]. For a moment, I wondered, 'Is she my replacement in nature's birth and death cycle?' Too dramatic, not acceptable, I was not ready to be replaced. But the possibility that I would not be able to watch her grow up, see her milk teeth fall out, discuss the tooth fairy's generosity, get to see her face alter--that prospect rendered me defiant. Dying was not in the cards, I decided, at least not right now."
Horn also reflected on her past. While early pictures of her depicted a happy child, later ones were opposite. Her stern countenance reflected a lack of contentment in her childhood. And though Horn recalls pleasant moments growing up, there were others filled with sadness, particularly in regards to her father. Correlated with this unhappiness were the disturbingly repetitive nightmares that "remained constant" in her life: "from my teens until they mostly ceased about ten years ago."

During her five-day recuperation at the hospital, Horn learned that she had an aggressive type of carcinoma, and her malignant tumor would have to be addressed with chemotherapy.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mary on October 29, 2013
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Betsy's search for a cure and to be truly healed takes her from New York City to Switzerland and the beaches of Hawaii. What she learns and what she shares with you in this remarkable book is remarkable.

It's a must-read book for anyone facing a life-challenging moment or for specifically any woman who wants to know how better to take care of themselves.

I loved it!
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Analyzing information and evaluating the process wrote in her experiience are according the reality of illness .This let us learn about one alternative for support the condition.
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A very uplifting and inspiring read. The author takes us through her healing process with utmost honesty.I was inspired by the way she overcame fear and was mindful to explore ways of not only healing, but understanding oneself. Her journey shows us why illness in many ways is an opportunity to grow and become wiser and healthier than ever before.
She also includes many important tips for maintaining wellness.
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By Judith Sanger on January 28, 2014
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and very helpful for so many many people who have gone through the same thing! Information can be very comforting! Bravo!
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