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Honiton cancer survivor to attend book launch at Waterstones in Exeter

By TomBevan  |  Posted: December 04, 2012

Cancer survivor Chris Geiger who is attending the launch of his book in Exeter on Saturday

Cancer survivor Chris Geiger who is attending the launch of his book in Exeter on Saturday

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A cancer survivor from Honiton will be present at a book launch in Exeter this weekend aimed at providing hope to those newly diagnosed with the disease.

The book, The Cancer Survivors' Club, is the brainchild of writer Chris Geiger, who was himself diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma when he was just 23.

Among the stories featured in the book is that of Helen Gorrick of Honiton, who has survived several re-occurrences of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma

She will join Mr Geiger at Waterstones in Exeter on Saturday to promote the book.

Mr Geiger said: "I was diagnosed with cancer in my twenties and given just three months to live.  My cancer treatment included a number of operations, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant before I was finally in remission – I am now 45.

"My latest campaign to give hope and encouragement to those touched by cancer is a book, called 'The Cancer Survivors Club'. This is a collection of truly inspirational cancer stories from all age groups, told from the patient's perspective.

"Some of the cancer types mentioned include; Brain, Bowel, Breast, Pancreatic, Testicular, Leukaemia, Nasal, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma as well as some of the more rare types such as PMP and GIST.

"These stories were collected in response to my UK radio tour and newspaper columns and one of the stories is from a lady who lives in Honiton. Helen Gorick survived several re-occurrences of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and has an amazing story to tell.

"The main focus of The Cancer Survivors Club is to help, encourage and inspire people touched by cancer. In addition it provides current patients with a distraction from the worries of daily treatment, by encouraging them to think about life once they've become a survivor and kicked the disease."

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