Topic of Cancer – Riding the Waves of the Big C

Topic of Cancer


Meg Stafford adds her voice to the beautiful chorus of people who have been treated for breast cancer. Topic of Cancer: Riding the Waves of the Big C is not about merely surviving, but about the living that happens during treatment. What sets this work apart is the joie de vivre that infuses and informs the prose.

Difficult topics are treated with openness and honesty and offer a direct line into the emotions that wash through this time, as individuals navigate cancer. The reader learns to ride the perilous waves when not dancing on them or diving through. Stafford rides the riptides, including the reader on the daily choices that arise, giving each day, emotion, and quirky occurrence the attention it requires. What results is a connection to her, to ourselves, and to life itself.

First Place: Body/Mind/Spirit
Second Place: Health/Fitness

In the category of Women’s Issues

Winner of the Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book

Gold Award: Health: Women’s

Silver Award: Health: Cancer
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Reader Views Literary Awards:
First Place: Body/Mind/Spirit; Second Place: Health/Fitness

Nautilus Silver Award in the category of Women’s Issues

Independent Book Publisher Association Ben Franklin Awards:
Winner of the Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book

International Book Awards:
Gold Award: Health: Women’s;
Silver Award: Health: Cancer