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Not in Vain, A Promise Kept' describes the author's mother's 8-month battle with ovarian cancer and the medical errors that made her even sicker.

HOLMES, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, December 20, 2021 / -- Renowned author Melissa Mullamphy is pleased to announce the release of her latest book, Not in Vain, A Promise Kept. Available on Amazon and other major retailers, the book relates the heartbreaking account of the numerous medical mishaps and mistakes that occurred after her mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. On a mission to share her mother's story in the hopes that other families don't have to face the same issues, Melissa ends each chapter by explaining to the reader what she learned from her experience, what she would do differently, and how readers need to find their voice and that they do have control and the obligation to help their loved ones during any health crisis.

Not In Vain, A Promise Kept (Hardcover)

SKU: ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1734802627
  • At 68, my mother calls me crying. She's been hiding a distended abdomen. It turns out she has ovarian cancer. We schedule surgery to remove the mass in her stomach, but her platelet count makes the prospect too high risk. We postpone. Days later, they again determine she is too weak for surgery. I am livid. We still don't have an official diagnosis confirmed with a biopsy. The possibility of chemotherapy is discussed, instead of surgery. The fluid around her tumor is sent for biopsy. We are promised a 24-hour turnaround, but four days later, nothing. Until a nurse walks in and states she's ready with the chemo. This is how we learn she has canc