Beating the Odds : Chronicles of a Survivor's Battle with Cancer, Inadequate Healthcare and Social Injustice
BOOK DESCRIPTION This is a passionate, emotionally charged, and poignant look into the trials and tribulations of a Stage IV Metastatic bladder cancer patient. Given the 16% survival rate and a best-case scenario of 2 to 5 years to live, Andrew Glen had to come to terms not only with his own mortality but also with the unexpected limitations of the Canadian healthcare system, and the cold indifference of his insurance provider and government agencies. Determined to beat the disease, he became an effective self-advocate in seeking the best care from an overburdened healthcare system and sought out alternative treatments, which he feels greatly contributed to his recovery from this dreaded disease. He offers hope for other cancer patients in his discussion of the role of Ayurveda medicine and complimentary therapies in his survival and shares some enlightenment about how his relationship with God changed during and after the course of his treatment.
- Paperback | 232 pages
- 140 x 216 x 13mm | 299g
- 11 Aug 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white
About Andrew Glen
Andrew Glen holds a BA degree in Political Science and English from Western University. He is married with two sons and lives in London, Ontario. He was diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Bladder Cancer in 2008 and has been cancer free since 2010. His list of titles include; "Beating the Odds," a chronicle of his battle with cancer,"War Dads" a fictional novel about a reporter who accidentally kills a war vet living on the street and suffering from PTSD, "The Grotto and Other Stories," a collection of short stories based on real life events, and "Eli and the Fisherman" a children's story about the relationship between a young boy and an old fisherman.