At 28 years old, I've already known of five women through social circles who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. We've just passed October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it's a good time to reflect on how we can support those around us who have been affected by this disease.
Yvonne Hughes, a 37-year-old mother of one who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. Reeling from her diagnosis, she immediately looked for imformation on what to expect and some helpful advice. When she couldn't find what she was looking for, she was inspired to write her own book.
Let me say this:After reading through OPOA in record time (I couldn't put it down), I can highly recommend it to anyone who has recently had a diagnosis or is supporting a loved one through breast cancer.
OPOA is kind, comforting, relatable and most importantly, real. Yvonne collated the advice and wrote the book throughout her own cancer journey, and it feels as if you're taking the journey with her. She shares common experiences, questions and misconceptions without judgment.
I have no qualms recommending One Piece of Advice. I just wish I lived in the same state as Yvonne so I could give her a giant 'thank you' hug!
How to get OPOA:
One Piece of Advice is available for purchase at www.onepieceofadvice.com.au for the RRP AU $24.95 plus postage and handling.
10% of all profits go to Cancer Council NSW – who provided production and design support for One Piece of Advice – and other cancer charities.