Updated with new material, The C Word is the incredibly moving, darkly humorous account of one woman's fight against breast cancer. Now a BBC Drama starring Sheridan Smith.
The last thing Lisa Lynch had expected to put on her 'things to do before you're 30' list was beating breast cancer, but them's the breaks. So with her life on hold, and her mind stuffed with unspoken fears, questions and emotions, she turned to her computer and started blogging about the frustrating, life-altering, sheer pain-in-the-arse inconvenience of getting breast cancer at the age of 28.
The C-Word is an unflinchingly honest and darkly humorous account of Lisa's battle with The B******t, as she came to call it. From the good days when she could almost pretend it wasn't happening, to the bad days, when she couldn't bear to wake up, Lisa's story is emotional, heartbreaking and often hilarious. The C-Word will make you laugh and cry, and ultimately reaffirm your faith in life.
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Lisa Lynch's unflinching, often hilarious account of her battle with cancer tugged at our hearts. Referring to her disease as “The Bullshit”, Lynch bravely recounts everything from her experiences with chemo to the personal toll of the illness, including her waylaid plans to have a baby. Lynch chronicles it all: from the embarrassment of nausea and “swamp-coloured” catheters to the consolations of G&Ts and luxury shoe shopping. Honest and unsentimental, The C-Word puts a human face on a disease that touches so many.