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Blog Tour: Getting Things Off My Chest #bca

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Disclosure: This information was provided to me from Cedar Fort. I received a pdf copy of the book for review.

If you're a woman who has been through breast cancer or know someone who has or is, then this book is the one for you! Melanie tells it like it is in a true grit story of survival.

Navigate your breast cancer journey with this all inclusive guide filled with helpful survivors’ tips and expert advice from medical, nutrition and wellness professionals. Complete with checklists for streamlining your new life, this book helps you ask the right questions, make informed decisions, eliminate stress, boost your spirits, eat and exercise for your health and look and feel your best during and after treatment. Don’t let cancer confine or define you; keep your sense of humor; treat yourself well and ease the transition with this helpful book.

Getting Things Off My Chest: A Survivor's Guide to Staying Fearless and Fabulous in the Face of Breast Cancer (Cedar Fort Inc./September 10, 2013/ $16.99/) 

Here is a brief description of the book:
“I debated back and forth whether to have [my new implants] exchanged for softer silicone gels[…]
‘The problem is that I forgot what real breasts feel like…’ I complained to Dr. Disa, who I decided was also part therapist when it comes to breast reconstruction issues. He said he had a patient who was unhappy with her silicone gels… [and] that… he would introduce us so that we could talk about the pros and cons of our respective breast implants.
…And that is how I ended up topless in a bathroom at Memorial Sloan- Kettering feeling another woman’s breasts in the middle of the afternoon.”
Charge head-on into the battle with breast cancer, armed with humor, determination, and these outstanding survivor’s tips on how to stay sane, focused, and in charge in the face of a breast cancer diagnosis. Complete with checklists geared toward streamlining your new life, Getting Things Off My Chest helps you eliminate stress and boost your spirits with active preparation and positive thinking. Don’t let your cancer control you; empower yourself and ease the transition with this all-inclusive guide.

About  the Author:    
Business woman, marketing maven, passionate traveler and writer Melanie Young is a woman in motion, and she did not let a breast cancer diagnosis slow her down… just refocus. Diagnosed in 2009 with cancerous tumors in both breasts (Stage 2A) at age 50, Melanie underwent a double mastectomy, reconstruction, chemotherapy, endocrine therapy and prophylactic surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes after testing positive for the BRCA2 gene mutation. During that time, she continued to run her wine and food marketing business full-time without sharing her diagnosis out of fear that she would lose clients. She used her cancer experience to retool her diet, ramp up her exercise regimen, rid her life from toxic stress, and regain a sense of purpose through writing to empower other women facing the journey. Her blog, Getting Things Off My Chest, inspires women to face life’s challenges with grit, grace, and guts. Twitter@mightymelanie 


  1. Thank you for pointing this out.

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