Oral Cancer: My Journey
The Simple Things Almost Lost
About the Book
Author Christine Dickinson is not a celebrity or famous. She’s an average person wishing to share her life-altering event. In January 2012, she was diagnosed with tongue cancer, a finding that changed her life. In Oral Cancer: My Journey, Dickinson discusses her battle, the toughest fight of her life.
She tells how oral and head/neck cancers are so profoundly different than other cancers; they affect one’s ability to speak, swallow, and breathe, functions people take for granted. Dickinson narrates how her journey was difficult and long, and how she had to learn to swallow, eat, and talk all over again. Oral Cancer: My Journey discusses her physical and emotional path through surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, recovery, and the aftermath.
Providing hope and inspiration to others, this memoir provides keen insight and awareness about oral cancer. A story of determination, it tells how Dickinson found strength through her family and in God to help her persevere during the tough times.
About the Author
Christine Dickinson worked in several positions, including twenty-four years for an attorney/abstract company. Dickinson was the first female president of the Northern Appalachian Landman’s Association. She is now self-employed. Dickinson and her husband, John, have one son and one grandson and live in Emporium, Pennsylvania.