Hard Lumps

By (author): Nancy-Gail Burns

Textbooks describe cancer as a malignant tumour or growth, caused when cells multiply uncontrollably. Researchers give no mention to the consumption of healthy thoughts, and the birth of destructive, negative feelings. Cancer bursts into your consciousness, and like its concrete form, malignant thoughts multiply uncontrollably. In Hard Lumps, Nancy- Gail Burns corrals those thoughts and feelings and illustrates that in the end, good things can be found in just about anything.


Nancy-Gail Burns

Nancy-Gail Burns lives in Gloucester, Ontario with her husband and two children. Her first book, Insidious, a psychological thriller, was published in 2013 by Keith Publications. The second Ryan Delaney novel, Jolted, will soon be published by Whiskey Creek Press. Her article, The Blue Dots, appeared in Recovering The Self in April 2012. She’s toiling away at two other books, Broken Pieces and Chickens and Hens. She shares her home with a dog and two cats.


“Doctors are not my favourite people. They tell you what you don’t want to hear, and make you wait hours to hear it!” Thus starts a lively tale in which Nancy-Gail Burns takes us through her very personal journey with breast cancer. Nancy takes the reader through her experiences from diagnosis to treatment in a frank and very real way. Ultimately optimism wins the days as she tries to rationalize how a cancer diagnosis not only impacts the patient but also all those around her including friends and family and fellow patients. As she puts it so eloquently, “Cancer is akin to joining a club. You don’t ask to join, but once you’re in the ranks, it’s forever”. Well done Nancy! Mark Clemons, M.D. Medical Oncologist and Clinical Investigator at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Winner of the Dr. Michel Chrtien Researcher of the Year Award 2013


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200 Pages
9.00in * 6.00in * .50in


March 01, 2014


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