At Face Value: My Triumph Over a Disfiguring Cancer

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Caveat Press, Jan 1, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 221 pages
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Terry Healey was a junior at the University of California at Berkeley. At the age of twenty, his life had been smooth sailing, seldom interrupted with adversity or difficulty. Terry was confident and not concerned much with his appearance. But out of nowhere, a lump formed behind his right nostril. Cancer. He fought it and survived. But after multiple surgeries and radiation treatment, Terry would discover that he hadn’t even begun to deal with what would become his greatest struggle for years to come -- the disfigurement that resulted from it.

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At face value: my struggle with a disfiguring cancer

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In 1984, Healey would appear to have been an average, 20-year-old college student a fraternity president majoring in political science at a California University. His life suddenly changed when he ... Read full review


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Healey is a cancer survivor who endured over thirty surgical procedures in an effort to reconstruct his face, which was disfigured by a fibrosarcoma. Since his treatment of cancer and subsequent reconstruction, he has served as a volunteer and board member for the Wellness Community, a national non-profit dedicated to providing support services for cancer victims and their families. A general partner in a high technology marketing and business development consulting firm, Mr Healey has also been published in The San Francisco Chronicle and Coping Magazine.

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