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My Angels Are Come is a penetrating insight into every aspect of the author s life-changing encounter with prostate cancer. Its narrative is frank, bold, and information rich, offering a generous behind-the-scenes look at both the nature of the disease and the complex character of the caregivers who made coping with the disease possible. Indeed, despite the fascination of the author for the state-of-the-art technology used in his treatment, the truly life-changing experiences that remain with him to this day are those of the people -- always the people. This book is above all an enthusiastic celebration of the caregivers who literally touched his soul and gave him back his life.

The storyline of My Angels Are Come is written in journal format and steps the reader through the real life progression of the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. The author foregoes valued personal privacy for the sake of sharing meaningful insight into every aspect of the cancer treatment experience.

The real impact of cancer on my life turned out to be the people, the author observes, the remarkable caregivers who treated me -- my angels. In the end this book is really their story, seen through my eyes, my disease... my heart.

In addition to those coping with prostate cancer -- both patients and their loved ones -- others who would benefit greatly from reading this book are radiation oncologists, radiation nurses and therapists, administrators of radiation treatment facilities, and students in the above fields.

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The Author, Art Stump, has been a professional photographer for more than 30 years and has a natural bent for observing people and situations involving people. He truly sees and remembers compositions of circumstances. Insatiably curious, Mr. Stump found the disease, the medicines, and the cutting-edge technology used in his own therapy rich with discovery. In My Angels Are Come he shares his explorations freely with the reader, offering acutely personal insights into the world of prostate cancer and its treatment.

That said, the truly life-changing experiences that remain with Mr. Stump to this day are not those of exotic hardwares and chemistries, but of people -- always the people. This book is above all an enthusiastic celebration of the devoted group of caregivers who literally gave him back his life.

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My Angels Are Come is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award.

Most memoirs of battles against cancer are stories of overcoming the odds. My Angels Are Come: A Deeply Personal Journal of Cancer Survival is not one of those stories. Seeking to give readers a highly personal look into the mind of someone who discovers their cancer, My Angels Are Come walks the reader through the fear of death and the hopelessness of the afflicted. Covering every step of the process and every aspect of the [feelings of the author], My Angels Are Come is the closest thing to experiencing cancer a reader will ever want to personally encounter. Highly recommended for community library memoir collections. --Midwest Book Review

The adventure that I had embarked upon in my fight against cancer was a terrifying one to be sure, but it was an adventure nonetheless. I fully intended to relish every moment of it.
Fashion photographer Art Stump, at 60-something, is diagnosed with prostate cancer (not the wildly aggressive strain). Although this is a scary scenario, he determines to turn his fear into anger and to beat the disease. With an extraordinary group of caregivers, he does so; he undergoes radiation treatments and intimate prods and pokes and takes various medications. The book, written in journal format with dates, is as much about the health practitioners as it is about Stump's cancer.

Cancer memoirs are frequent these days, and those with happy endings are most welcome. Most make good stories, and many are well written. These statements are both true for My Angels Are Come. (The title originates from an actual thank you card sent to the medical center.) The book is highly technical about all his diagnoses and treatments and would most appeal to those with a similar diagnosis or a family member of such. Stump's story is heart warming and re-affirming. Extremely involved in his treatment, the author might well have been a fine journalist, as well as a photographer, as he asks so many questions. Luckily, the medical professionals with whom he deals are not offended and strive to answer all of them. Stump comes to see them as his angels, those who have saved his life. Upon completion of treatment and receipt of a clean bill of health, he relishes each day more; he is more open, emotionally; he is more ready to praise people for jobs well done. The cancer teaches him much about human nature, and he emerges stronger, physically and emotionally. --Deborah Straw: US Review of Books

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