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Why Not Me?

The Battle for My Life and My Baby

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Why Not Me? by Mandy Mcmillan
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Mandy McMillan was not a fighter. She was ordinary: a hairdresser, a party girl, a bit of a coward when it came to all things medical. The worst she'd ever fought was a cold. Then she was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 27 - the second in her group of five friends to be struck down by the disease. She'd had a one in 1,900 chance of getting it. Her cancer was incurable; chemotherapy almost killed her, her body was so ravaged that she almost gave up, but Mandy battled on. Her one stroke of good fortune? The arrival of new wonder-drug, Herceptin. Then a miracle happened: Mandy gave birth to Britain's first Herceptin baby, a little girl conceived, carried and born to a mum on long-term treatment. A drug saved Mandy McMillan, now a daughter called Holly is keeping her alive. And she will fight every single day to see her child grow up.

Author Biography

Mandy McMillan is a hairdresser from Glasgow. She lives there with her husband, Scott, and their daughter, Holly. Lesley Roberts is a journalist at the Sunday Mail and has worked with Mandy on the writing of this book.
Release date Australia
March 4th, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Hachette Books Scotland
Pages
384
Dimensions
130x198x28
ISBN-13
9780755360581
Product ID
3864688

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