Denise Sweeney at Cessnock Library

Cessnock City Council is excited to announce author Denise Sweeney is visiting Cessnock Library to promote her book ‘Steps to survival’.

Cessnock City Council is excited to announce author Denise Sweeney is visiting Cessnock Library to promote her book ‘Steps to survival’.

The author recounts her personal experience following being diagnosed with gynaecological cancer in 2008. After having a complete hysterectomy Denise had a 95% chance of a complete cure and within just four months the cancer reoccurred.

Denise was given a poor prognosis as the cancer had returned as a rare and aggressive clear cell endometrial tumour.

During this difficult time Denise drew on her psychology training, using various strategies to give herself the best chance of surviving a rare and aggressive form of endometrial cancer.

Denise wrote ‘Steps to survival’ to share her story of cancer and survival with other women affected by cancer. The book also aims to raise more awareness of gynaecological cancers and cancers of the female reproductive system.

Denise will be appearing at Cessnock Library, 65-67 Vincent Street at 10am on Thursday 17th November. This free event includes morning tea, bookings are essential. Please contact Cessnock Library on 4993 4399 to book your place.

2 November 2016