Review of Karen Ingalls’ Book -‘Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir’.

Stevie Turner

I was interested to read Karen Ingalls’ story, as I am a cancer survivor myself, and also my dear aunt succumbed to ovarian cancer back in 2012, the year when Karen wrote her story.

Although obviously initially traumatised at her diagnosis, it is Karen’s optimism and positive attitude which outshines her cancer in this book.  Only about 50% of patients survive the Stage II cancer that she had, but instead of the usual ‘why me?’ questions, Karen learns that acceptance of her condition is the beginning of the healing process.  Karen tells us that ‘cancer cannot invade the soul’, and she is right.  She had the good fortune, as I did (and still do), to have support from a loving husband and family.  She also found strength to carry on through her faith in God.

Ovarian cancer is sometimes called the ‘silent killer’ because for some there are next to…

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