Nadia's Diary: Fighting Breast Cancer

Nadia's Diary: Fighting Breast Cancer

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Nadia Maffei
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May 1993 was the beginning of a nightmare for Nadia Maffei.

She had breast cancer, like her mother 23 years earlier. Her second IVF pregnancy had to be terminated at 16 weeks. With therapy, her life returned briefly to normal until the cancer came back.

With it grew her determination to fight for a better deal for all women. Her nationally publicised court case against her doctors ended in defeat. but Nadia had become an icon of a much broader battle against breast cancer.

Between exhausting bouts of chemotherapy, she battled the bureaucrats, politicians and medicos. And she bared herself in this book. the light-hearted moments of growing up in a migrant family, to learn English and succeed at school. The desperate struggle to be a mother. Her diary of fighting breast cancer. and a warning on breast lumps to all women.