Author's book for young people with cancer re-published

Earlier this year, 21-year-old Megan Blunt updated her pioneering book, 'Chemotherapy, Cakes and Cancer' for CLIC Sargent to re-publish.

Now she is spreading the word in the national media by giving an interview to The Independent about her incredible story.

Author's book for young people with cancer re-published

Megan was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in September 2004 and went through nearly three years of chemotherapy. She was inspired to write the book in 2006 when she lost her best friend, Nathaniel Burke, who also had osteosarcoma.

The book is an A-Z of tips, information and messages of support for teenagers going through cancer from someone who has experienced it first-hand.

Nathaniel’s father, Chris, is an artist and provided the illustrations both for the original and the recently updated versions of the book.

Megan says: “I thought I could either sit around feeling bad that I had survived and others like Nat hadn’t, or I could try and do something to help other children going through what I went through. And I wanted to do something in Nat’s honour. I never dreamed that it would have the impact it has, but obviously I’m delighted that it has.

“It definitely needed to be updated as a lot of the information has changed, and I just wanted to freshen it up. It’s fantastic that CLIC Sargent has published it again and hopefully it can continue to help families who have to deal with childhood cancer.”