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The Cancer Survivors Club

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Hot off the press; read a sample of the latest media news, reviews and mentions for 'The Cancer Survivors Club', 'Bad Cells' and Chris Geiger.


Daily Mail - UK  
September, 2017.
Chris Geiger writes an incredibly moving account of his cancer  
The Great British Bake Off's Chris Geiger has written an incredibly moving account of his battle with cancer that 'should have killed within three months'.

The Sun - UK  
August, 2017.
Great British Bake Off contestant and author who exposed a fraudulent healer  
Chris penned his book after surviving non-Hodgkin lymphoma in his 20s. The text contains a collection of inspirational true stories from cancer survivors.

The Telegraph - UK  
August, 2017.
Bake Off 2017: meet the contestants  
As a cancer survivor, Chris is passionate about helping and inspiring other patients touched by the disease. His other hobbies include sailing, writing, travelling and visiting bakeries.

Independent - UK  
August, 2017.
The Great British Bake Off 2017 contestants announced by Channel 4  
Chris Geiger is a software developer who loves the science behind baking and developing quirky flavour combinations.

Huffington Post - UK  
August, 2017.
The Great British Bake Off’: Meet This Year’s 12 Contestants Ahead Of The New Series On Channel 4  
Chris is a cancer survivor and passionate about helping other people whose lives have been affected by the disease

Daily Mail - UK  
August, 2017.
A cancer survivor and passionate about helping other people whose lives have been affected by the disease  
Meet this year's eclectic Bake Off stars... ahead of its big debut on Channel 4.

Bristol Post - UK  
August, 2017.
How Chris Geiger's cancer survival led him all the way to Great British Bake Off  
Chris Geiger, cancer survivor, author, blogger, cancer myth debunker and now star of The Great British Bake Off.

The Glass House - UK  
September, 2015.
A truly inspirational and heartwarming read.  
There is not a single person who will pick up and read this book and not be left feeling proud of those who have fought the hard fight and come out the other side still smiling.

Library Journal Magazine - USA  
July, 2015.
An inspiring compilation for anyone struggling with cancer. Readers will find comfort and even a few laughs in the pages.  
Survivors write about the shock of diagnosis, the treatments they endure, how their family and friends supported them through their illness, and what they have learned from their battle.

Publishers Weekly - USA  
June, 2015.
Cancer survivor Chris Geiger anthologises his columns.  
The appeal of the book, which begins with Geiger's own story of undergoing years of treatment, lies in the numerous examples of people who fought cancer and won.

Vortex of Bloggery - UK  
February, 2015.
If a friend has cancer and you don’t know what to say, just give them this book.  
Reading ' The Cancer Survivors Club' is like finding someone’s diary – opening it to the most devastating day of that person’s life – and reading on and on because you can’t stop!

The Sunday Express - UK  
February, 2015.
20 life lessons from members of The Cancer Survivors Club.  
Chris Geiger never intended to be an inspiration, at 24 he was told he had non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Now years later, he's still alive and well - and passionate about giving hope.

Blog - UK  
February, 2015.
#WorldCancerDay – What the hell do I know about “The Cancer Survivors Club”?  
Today, I have been listening to Vanessa Feltz’s show on BBC London and a most genial man, by the name of Chris Geiger, has been talking about a book which is out today.

June, 2014.
PhUSE is proud to announce Chris Geiger and Dr. Fergus Sweeney as keynote speakers for their 10th annual conference.  
Chris Geiger, author of “ The Cancer Survivors Club”, and Dr. Fergus Sweeney, Head Inspections and Human Medicines Pharmacovigilance Division at the European Medicines Agency, will keynote the PhUSE Annual Conference in London, UK in October 2014.

Daily Mail - UK  
March, 2014.
Cancer has scared my friends away. Advice Column by Bel Mooney.  
You might like to get a copy of The Cancer Survivors Club, edited by Chris Geiger — full of personal stories and good advice. I feel it will help you to feel less alone.

The Post - UK  
October, 2013.
New website to help cancer sufferers feel they are not alone.  
FACEBOOK, Twitter, Instagram – the rise of social media means we are supposed to feel more connected than ever. But according to a Bristol man diagnosed with cancer in his twenties, those looking for comfort in communication on the internet have often only felt more isolated – until now.

October, 2013.
Chris Geiger announces  new social network  
Cancer patients and their family and friends, want to hear firsthand accounts from real survivors about how they overcame the disease. When first diagnosed with cancer, many people feel shocked, alone and even embarrassed.

Cancer In - Worldwide  
October, 2013.
An online Social Network for anyone touched by cancer.  
The new community website will enable anyone touched by cancer to connect with survivors. It allows users to search, connect and then communicate privately with other members, based on their cancer type, age and location

August, 2013.
Three amazing cancer survivors who have helped others through cancer.  
Chris Geiger named alongside LiveStrong CEO Doug Ulman and Stupid Cancer Founder Matthew Zachary as one of three inspiring cancer survivors. All have helped to raise awareness, educate others, or started cancer initiatives of their own.

Nursing Standard Magazine - U K  
August, 2013.
I read the book cover to cover and my friends lapped it up also.  
I read the book to help prepare myself for dinner with a couple of old friends, both of whom are being treated for cancer. I felt I needed to read some uplifting survivor stories.
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What Others Say

  • " Book arrived today.... 111 pages in and I can't put it down! Funny and sad. Should be issued upon every diagnosis!"
  • " For anyone who has struggled with a diagnosis themselves or helped a family through their toughest times, or even if you are worried about The Big C and just want to find the inspiration to fight – this book will leave you feeling like David ready to take on Goliath."
  • " Praise goes out to Chris Geiger for the way he tackled this book and the selection of stories he chose"
  • " Chris was so kind to me in my low moments. Thank you for taking the time to talk me through things and share your own experiences."
  • " Chris Geiger shows that a long survival is possible and for that I thank him."
  • " I wish had read the book while undergoing the dark hours of treatment. The author's positive thinking is inspiring."
  • " Your story is amazing and you are a terrific inspiration for all cancer patients and survivors. I wish you continued great health and success!"
  • " I really enjoyed reading so many positive and inspirational stories, even the titles inspire. The stories gave me more of an understanding of other types of cancer – often ones I do not think about – and their treatments. I also enjoyed the inserts from Chris, the editor, and I will be looking at his website soon."
  • " I like the honesty of the book; the stories are unabridged and verbatim and all the better for that – I found it all the more realistic. It felt as if the stories were being told to me face to face and it gave me a little more understanding of other cancer treatments. I also enjoyed the author’s newspaper columns interspersed with the stories; these lightened the read in places."
  • " This is a superb book. It is a brilliant idea for patients to tell their story and feel part of a 'club.' It is arranged in bite-sized pieces and it is very easy to understand."
  • " This book should be a standard text for nurses, doctors and administrators on cancer wards and cancer day centres. People attendant on but without the disease cannot get their heads around the sluggish nature of the 'cancer brain'. It is the shock, despair and loss of mental and physical control that are so crippling. The world lives at one pace; a cancer patient lives elsewhere. The book makes that point repeatedly. With the best will, clinicians are often too tired or stressed and cancer patients become a slow, cumbersome burden."
  • " This is a well written book in which cancer survivors give straightforward accounts of how they felt when diagnosed and how they coped. I would have been eager to read it after my diagnosis – it is inspirational and most importantly there is a message of hope throughout. It is very helpful for patients and carers to read how others coped, about their fear of what was to come and how they are now surviving after their cancer journey. Patients need reassurance that not all cancers carry a death sentence."
  • " It is a very easy read. The editor, himself a cancer survivor, has a good sense of humour and the stories by individual cancer survivors are very easy to read. They cover all different types of cancers; this is a good thing as one mainly reads about breast cancer these days. I love the design and colour on the cover."
  • " An inspiring insight into how these brave 'Survivors' and their families coped with this vile disease. Reading this made me feel humbled by their tremendous courage (and sometimes comical approach) to their condition and treatment. It fills a huge gap by describing treatments and side effects that will help many future 'Victims' and their families. This book should be read by anyone who feels afraid of the word "Cancer". It puts everything into perspective."
  • " From the moment that dreaded word is said to you, the frantic search begins for 'the bright side', the success stories, the stats that show, 'yes, we can fight this'. This book is a frank and human collection of stories from people who have, quite simply, kicked its sorry butt out of their lives. They haven't kicked it with miracle cures or divine intervention, but straight forward determination, the glorious NHS at its best and a sprinkling of humour. This book should be available on prescription for anyone who has had the diagnosis everyone dreads. It is practical, no nonsense, and should be in every doctor's waiting room. If you know anyone who is in sheer turmoil right now, facing chemo, radiotherapy, or in remission, GET THIS BOOK FOR THEM NOW!!!! Well done to the author and especially well done to the contributors"
  • " This is a very inspirational book that I know will help cancer sufferers and their families and carers who read it. The book shows what the power of a positive mental attitude can achieve when faced with this awful disease. "
  • " What a fantastic inspirational book giving hope to people and their families who is dealing with cancer, there are some amazing heart warming stories to read the book is a must, I would really recommend the book. "
  • " This book is so uplifting, it is so nice to read a book that contain stories about everyday people, it will help anyone who is going through cancer treatment and also those who have finished and also families I would def recommend reading it. "
  • " This is a very inspirational and uplifting book which will help so many people diagnosed with cancer, giving everyone hope and understanding. You will read about the courage and determination of people with success stories which they have shared with you, to help you. A must read for people newly diagnosed and their family and friends. Excellent book. "
  • " Inspirational read and a very detailed account of a personal experience that will give hope to a great many people who either have cancer or have close friends or relatives who do."

Newspaper Columns

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