"I particularly liked the "takeaways" at the end of each chapter that summarized the important info.
I had the good fortune to read Jane Derrick's book within a month of having surgery to remove a tumor from my abdomen. The courage and honesty she displays throughout her treatment and recovery helped me a great deal. I was mostly impressed with her continuing to focus on her spiritual side and her appreciation for worldly beauty, as well as her determination to carry on with her travels with her husband to visit family. She has made my recovery seem not only natural but almost a pleasure.
From healthcare professionals...
“I think your book is going to be uplifting and informative to so many. You are a skilled communicator and writer. Your story is powerful, strong, and beautiful."
Janice Vick, LMT-Instructor, CHt. Oncology Massage of Waco and Hypnosis Center, Medical Mindfulness Instructor
"See Jane Beat Cancer is a great combination of medical and personal--not just facts, but the emotions Jane went through on the journey. Many newly diagnosed patients will really appreciate her insight—it is well written, informative, and real. I tend to think of the cancer diagnosis as going to war--never anybody's choice and always with unanticipated consequences--but Jane did it right and Jane won the war.”
Elizabeth Turnage, M.D.
This is a wonderful memoir about Jane's journey with triple negative breast cancer. Her insight will help other patients (and their family and friends) face their own diagnoses and treatment in a positive way.
Ruth Vanderkooi, M. D.
From family, friends, and caregivers...
“I think Jane's book would be of interest to someone who has been through the experience, or basically anyone who might face a similar experience in the future, or has a loved one who may face the experience in their family in the future. That is practically everyone.”
This is a very uplifting book. Jane uses beautiful subjects such as birds, flowers, music, faith and especially devoted and loving family and friends to make her way through difficult and frightening times. We should all go through life with more appreciation and respect for these subjects. Jane also uses her considerable intellect to make the most of her one day at a time approach. Her carefully notated "steps" and questions will certainly help guide any person having to travel this road. Jane is a wonderful story-teller and the cheerful pictures and added sides from her husband, Paul, and friends add a personal and human touch to her narrative. I highly recommend this book just for the information contained and the pleasure of reading it.
M. H. T.
Rather than just sharing her story, Jane includes prompts and space for the reader to reflect on their situation and develop an appropriate action plan.
There are several memoirs written by people who have been diagnosed with cancer. I hope I never write one. Jane really lets you experience her battle from diagnosis to three years cancer-free. She does this in a very matter-of-fact manner with very little emotion. She must be a very analytical person to deal with it the way she did. She writes very well and the book is well organized...not just stream of consciousness. A wonderful gift for a friend going through the same thing.
M. J. E.
Excellent book. great for anyone dealing with any type of life changing medical challenges.
As a Wellness Director at a YMCA, I hope to provide the same support Jane experienced as expressed in her memoir. I greatly appreciated the insight of a survivor's every day experience, and, though I have not been directly impacted by cancer, I feel much more prepared to support those fighting the disease.
J. D. F.