Real People, Real Stories The Experts, The Carers, The Survivors, The Families Unbreakable Spirit is a testimony to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of cancer. It tells the true stories of people who have survived cancer and of those who are terminally ill. It also shares the experiences of people who have had a loved one die from cancer and includes information from hospice workers, oncologists, GPs, a counsellor, surgeon and breast physician. When Karen McMillan’s parents, both of whom had lived with cancer, died in their prime, she started her own journey to find the answers to her questions from the stories of others. How do people cope with their own mortality? How frightening is the Big C? Are treatments improving? How does cancer impact on a family? What hope is there for the future? Karen also tells her own story of being diagnosed with cancer in 2011. This is an invaluable collection of real life stories of cancer, representing a wide range of circumstances that will provide information, comfort and help to patients and their families.