I Don’t Have Cancer When I’m Sleeping: Living and Dying with Cancer

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Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in America. Chances are you know or have walked with someone who experienced cancer in some form. I Don’t Have Cancer When I’m Sleeping is about a Noreen’s fifteen-year journey with cancer, as well as her family background of cancer, diagnosis, treatment, and the emotional impact cancer had on her life and spouse. While challenges and difficulties are part of life, it requires courage to stay the course. For readers who are looking for support, context, help, and hope, this memoir is for you.  


“I felt okay, not sick, not wounded, just part of a new club in which no one wanted membership.” 

Noreen was not immune to the effects of cancer, as her mother had experienced lung cancer, but she was not prepared for navigating cancer herself or how her faith would be tested. I Don’t Have Cancer When I’m Sleeping explores a husband and wife’s journey through her cancer. Twice. With a sense of understanding, love, and devotion, this as-told-by memoir offers the unvarnished truth about living and dying with cancer—a path in which time holds new meaning and priorities change.  

For readers who want to hear a story of both struggle and hope, for readers who are going through the cancer experience or know someone who is, and for readers who are experiencing grief or are a surviving spouse trying to cope … there is every bit of perfectness in the imperfectness of being human.  

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Weight .333 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 9 in
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1 review for I Don’t Have Cancer When I’m Sleeping: Living and Dying with Cancer

  1. Nancy Holt

    A fabulous read with relevant information. It is a heartfelt, authentic and moving story.

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