Dear Cancer, Love Victoria by Victoria Derbyshire
Dear Cancer, Love Victoria shares BBC journalist Victoria Derbyshire's moving and honest day-to-day experiences of life after her breast cancer diagnosis. Find out more and apply to win one of 10 free copies below
About the book
“I can't bear not to be with these three most important people in my life. I can't bear not to be there alongside Mark as my children grow up. My bright, funny, affectionate boys who are never embarrassed to say, 'love you mummy', and say it ten times a day.”
Renowned as a much-loved and highly respected BBC journalist, Victoria Derbyshire has spent 20 years finding the human story behind the headlines. In 2015 she found herself at the heart of the news, with a devastating breast cancer diagnosis. With honesty and openness, she decided to live out her treatment and recovery in the spotlight in a series of video diaries that encouraged thousands to seek diagnosis and help.
Dear Cancer, Love Victoria shares Victoria's day-to-day experiences of life following her diagnosis. From the moment she woke up to find her right breast had collapsed, to telling her partner and children, through to mastectomy and chemotherapy. From wearing a wig to work and hiding it from her colleagues, to the relief and joy of finishing treatment before immediately flying to Glasgow to present a debate on the European Referendum.
By sharing her story, she became the person that mums, daughters, sisters, husbands, boyfriends and family members contacted to thank as they tried to find ways to cope with their own and their loved ones' prognosis.
Moving, wonderfully heartwarming and ultimately uplifting, this is a powerful account of a brave struggle told with honesty, courage, and emotion that gives strength to anyone touched by cancer.
We've got 10 copies of Dear Cancer, Love Victoria to give away. For a chance to win, simply answer the question and fill out the form below.
This competition is sponsored by Orion Books and will close on Thursday 5th October
All winners will be notified by email within three days of the competition closing.