Kicking Cancer to the Curb!

She has been in stage 4 since 2010 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer that had metastasized to bone.
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Book Description:

Kicking Cancer to the Curb by Carol A Miele is a story of determination, indignation, humor, resilience, and an overwhelming desire to live a full and meaningful life despite having a terminal illness. She has been in stage 4 since 2010 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer that had metastasized to bone.

Sidestepping her current illness to share poignant stories from her youth, she conveys a positive energy force that propels her forward through her terminal diagnosis. This book will help the reader to develop a more critical view of the negative forces around them while increasing their appreciation of the positive ones that influence their lives directly, whether that impact is in a spiritual, emotional, mental, or physical sphere.

For anyone facing cancer and looking for a way through, this book shares the wisdom and insights of a skilled and compassionate nurse (retired) who happens to be a metavivor. Using storytelling, art and poetry Ms Miele reflects on her life's journey before, during and after her diagnosis with Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. It is an inspiring read and a useful guide for those navigating the turbulent seas of cancer treatment. Note the Wonder Woman-inspired boot on the cover...an apt metaphor for the strength and courage of the author!

-- Karen M Fairweather

A powerful book about the frightening subject of stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. The author covers all aspects, unvarnished, of her personal life. It begins with the initial diagnosis of fatal stage 4 breast cancer, through many life changing stages, accompanied by great emotional swings, and to her life now as a successful author and artist. She wrote this book to advise anyone who is a cancer patient or with the possibility of a cancer diagnosis or simply concerned about their health. The author also presents eye opening facts and statistics concerning cancer research, cancer agencies, and the overall industry; especially the minimal effort put toward patients faced with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. Carol Miele's book is important, it is well written and easy to read, and certainly worth purchasing.

-- Andrew Gillow

About the Author ▸ Carol A Miele

Carol A Miele is living with stage 4 breast cancer since 2010 and has learned much about this illness along the way. Developing a strong advocacy approach to her own illness and that of others sustains her energy and drive. She was born in Old Forge, a small town in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Earning her nursing diploma at Community Medical Center School of Nursing, she later attended Wilkes University to obtain a BS degree in nursing education. In 2000, she received a master of public health degree at East Stroudsburg University, Pennsylvania. Retiring in 2010 after a forty-five-year nursing career, she was diagnosed with breast cancer that had been missed on all her mammograms and in a breast biopsy. Growing for a number of years, it spread to the opposite breast and then metastasized to bone. In 2011, after several months of chemotherapy, she went into remission. She and her husband, Gene, moved from the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania to Ocala, Florida, in 2013 to enjoy the warm and sunny climate in their retirement. She has two daughters, Marisa and Kristen, and four grandchildren: Joey, Emmy, Alex, and Amelia. Carol A Miele is the author of Metastatic Madness. She enjoys the creative arts, writing, and painting, with her ever-present dog, Flora, at her side.