New Ebook: Four Time Cancer Survivor

Author J. Patrick Thomas has penned a new ebook entitled, “Four Time Cancer Survivor!,” which was adapted from his amazon cancer best seller, “A Call to Faith.” The following is an excerpt from the story: Prologue I had just been contacted by a man from London who had recently purchased my full length story, A Call to Faith, the Journey of a Cancer Survivor. He told me that he read on the back cover of the book that I had […]

The New Normal

Cancer is an insidious disease that touches far too many of us. Having had cancer four times, I apparently am here for a reason, a “new normal,” so to speak. Ever since my bouts with cancer and trying to clear my mind from “chemo brain,” I always run into trying to figure out what I am going to do next. What are the plans for me on this earth? Before I get ahead of myself, let me give you a […]

A Call to Faith Featured on Digital Book Today

  On September 13, 2012, A Call to Faith, the Journey of a Cancer Survivor, was featured as the book of the day on Digital Book Today. This is a great place to get the word out about your publication. Both my website traffic and my book sales rose pursuant to this feature.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Feature Article

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Feature Article The following was published in the quarterly newsletter to patients, survivors, and family members by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.  I was treated their for the first cancer I had, thyroid cancer, in my late twenties.  I appreciate all the staff of Bridges, and the doctors and nurses who cared for me there.  I hope you enjoy the story. As I looked up at the building, I realized that I had passed it hundreds of times as […]

Childhood cancer survivor — now clinical nurse — helps, encourages kids with cancer

Cancer Survivor Helps Children Shelby Robin speaks to her “12-year-old self” Shelby Robin was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma at age 12. An athletic child, she continued to participate in sports and cheerleading, even after the cancer necessitated the amputation of her left foot. Now a clinical nurse in the Children’s Cancer Hospital at MD Anderson, Shelby is a featured speaker at the 24th annual Anderson Network Cancer Survivorship Conference Sept. 14-15 at the Omni Westside, 13210 Katy Freeway.

Summer Begins

“Summer Begins” Summer brings me back to the care-free days of my youth.  Little to worry about except when school started again and how you were going to occupy those mundane summer days.  Today is the longest. lightest day of the year.  I found my own children out back playing basketball and doing the things kids do in the summer time, where supper time and night fall seem an eternity away. When I was a child and adolescent my family […]

When Mom or Dad Gets Sick

“Kids and Cancer.” The question always arises when a parent is diagnosed with cancer or some other degenerative disease;  what do I/we tell the children? I can speak first hand on the subject, as a bone cancer survivor.  When I was diagnosed, I had a five year old daughter in kindergarten and a newborn who was birthed approximately a month before my diagnosis.  In my scenario, my children were young, and it makes things a lot different than if you […]

Tips on Working with Your Doctor

“Working with Your Doctor” It seems little has changed in the medical field since I was first diagnosed with cancer many years ago.  My point is illustrated in a recent attempt to make an appointment.  As many of you know, I am a bone cancer survivor and have had my right upper arm replaced with a prostheses.  Several nights ago a was awoken out of a debt sleep by incredible pain in my other arm.  It took several hours of […]

Melanoma Awareness

“Melanoma”   With summer on its way, here are a few things to keep in mind about skin cancer and melanoma.

New Book on Surviving Cancer – On Sale Now

I am a bone cancer survivor and after ten long years have summoned the courage to put the whole experience down on paper. The title of the book is A Call to Faith, The Journey of a Cancer Survivor, by J. Patrick Thomas. The book is now available via I hope you enjoy it!