Bearing Up with Cancer: Life, and living with...

Bearing Up with Cancer: Life, and living with...


By Dr. Annie Smith


Endorsed by the National Ovarian Cancer Association, Gilda's Club and the Department of Gynecological Oncology at Princess Margaret Hospital. Proceeds from the book will benefit the National Ovarian Cancer Association.

"Whoever said that laughter is the best medicine has clearly read Annie Smith's book. Annie covers the full range of emotions and leaves you feeling inspired and humbled by the wit with which she sees the world. " - Maryann Kerr, Executive Director, Gilda's Club

Bearing up with Cancer is an inspiring book, chronicling Annie Smith's life over the 20 years after she was first diagnosed with cancer. The author's incredible wit and vivacity are integral to her story. This is a woman who taped chocolate bars to her abdomen as an energy source for her surgical team. This honest, intimate and humorous book is remarkable on many levels. It is a highly informative education on doctor/nurse/patient relationships and the crucial role that they play, as well as the role of supportive family and friends in healing.

Bearing Up With Cancer is illustrated in full color with Annie's signature caricature bear, who takes the author/patient's place through her various trials and triumphs. It's an easy-to-read book that has infinite appeal; to anyone, of any age, who has been touched by cancer; all who fear it; and every classification of health care worker.

"For the most part, medical professionals see how illness affects our patients through our own eyes. Annie showed us ovarian cancer through her eyes, and in so doing, gave us a radically different, and immensely valuable perspective." - From the foreword by Dr Barry Rosen, Academic Chief, Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Toronto's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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About the Author

Dr. Annie Smith was an artist, author and lecturer of art history, painting and drawing at Sheridan College and an Associate Professor Adjunct at the University of Toronto, developing and coordinating the Art and Art History Program shared by these two institutions. She had a passion for the outdoors in general, and sailing and tennis in particular. Sadly, she passed away in October 2007 after her valiant battle with cancer.

Product Information

  • Release: November 4, 2003

  • $24.95 Paperback

  • 126 Pages

  • 7.25 x 8.5

  • Adult Nonfiction

  • ISBN: 9781896764801