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Book reviewer - Cancer was my companion. A memoir.

Cancer was my companion. A memoir. David Brown survived colon cancer, only for the cancer to spread to his liver. Surgery saved his life again. This experience helped him realise what he thought he knew but really didn’t; that he could die. David writes with sensitivity and anger. It is an unusual mix of styles with plenty of black humour. Drawing on his observations, David explains the processes he underwent from diagnosis through treatment to recovery and provides us with a harsh but beautifully fierce (surreal) understanding of his emotional journey.

Apply before: Wednesday 5 September 2018

You need to be 18 years old or over to apply for this opportunity.

You need to have experience of cancer to apply for this opportunity.


What we're looking for

  • Experience of bowel cancer (patient, carer, family member or friend)
  • A love of reading
  • Critical skills - prepared to be honest, but fair
  • Enthusiasm for volunteering with Macmillan

What you can gain from this opportunity

  • Read a book about cancer and improve your knowledge
  • Help improve the quality of books stocked in our cancer centres/libraries
  • Help others affected by cancer choose what to read and what to avoid
  • Become part of the Macmillan volunteering community
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