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Dear Cancer, Love Victoria


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Victoria Derbyshire is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster. She joined BBC Radio 5 Live in 1998 and spent 16 happy years presenting both the breakfast programme and later her own morning programme, winning 5 Sony Gold Awards. In 2015 she went on to host a daily news and current affairs show that airs on BBC 2 and BBC News. The same year, Victoria was diagnosed with breast cancer. Faced with this diagnosis, she made the decision to share her experiences in a series of video diaries in an effort to help demystify cancer treatment. To date, these videos have amassed over 13 million views. Victoria has also set up a Facebook page where she and her readers can share their experiences: https://www.facebook.com/DearCancerLoveVictoria/ Victoria is an ambassador for the teen cancer support charity, You Can; she lives in Middlesex with her partner, two sons and Cocker Spaniel.


Victoria is exactly the type of friend everyone would want by their side after being diagnosed with cancer. Although her story is at times heartbreaking, it is also frank, funny and succeeds in demystifying an illness often discussed in hushed tones. -- Elizabeth Archer * DAILY EXPRESS *

'This powerful account of Victoria Derbyshire's struggle to deal with her breast cancer diagnosis is told with honesty and courage that gives strength to those touched by cancer.' DAILY TELEGRAPH

[Victoria Derbyshire] shares her day to day experiences of life folloiwng her diagnosis and coming to terms with a future that wasn't planned. From the moment she woke up to find her right breast had collapsed, to telling her partner and children, through to mastectomy and chemotherapy, we are there with her. * GOOD HOUSEKEEPING *
'Wonderful, courageous, spirited and just plain honest...a gift to all those folk who are suddenly blasted into the scary, bleak world of cancer.' Dame Julie Walters
'Truly brilliant' Claudia Winkleman
'A really good, searingly honest book...a must read' Lorraine Kelly
'A powerful diary... highlighting the huge value of support.' Susanna Reid
The broadcaster - and mother of two - has written an affectingly honest diary of her treatment for breast cancer. * READERS DIGEST *

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