Fifty-nine-year-old Robert LaPlante gave up cigarettes in his twenties, was never overweight, practiced good health habits, and had run marathons and many other foot races. He lived his life in a way he believed would ward off terrible things like cancer. But in November 2008, LaPlante received the devastating diagnosis of signet ring cell adenocarcinoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer that begins in the appendix. In Cancer No Chemo, LaPlante documents his three-year battle with cancer-from the initial diagnosis, to surgery to remove ten inches of colon and twenty-two lymph nodes, to winning the fight. Through journal entries, he shares his innermost thoughts during his treatment and recovery, including the fearful decision to forgo chemotherapy in favor of holistic healing methods that are gaining a place in the battle against cancer. In this memoir, he shares how he believes a positive attitude is the most important tool that inspires positive action. Cancer No Chemo provides an inspiring look at how one man battled a foreboding cancer diagnosis and won.
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June 10, 2013
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