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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  M. Nicole Bryant  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: in East Carondelet, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

She lives in East Carondelet, Illinois, and attended Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville.

Biographical and Professional Information

She is an 11 year survivor whose diagnosis propelled her into a life of breast cancer advocacy and awareness. Her passion in life is to educate and inform women, particularly women of color, of the importance of taking a pro-active role in their health care. Her mission is to help women (and men) cope with the challenges that such a diagnosis brings and help them understand that early detection and treatment is one of the keys to survival.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Breastlessness - What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do
ISBN: 0977861201

Precisely Write Publishing. 2006

This unique book provides a two-prong approach to breast cancer. Part One chronicles one woman's personal journey after a breast cancer diagnosis, and provides valuable information to those who are traveling or have not yet traveled this road. It addresses body image, self-esteem, intimacy, rejection and accceptance, fear, life and death, family bonds, and the power of faith and prayer. Part Two is a complete one-stop resource guide that includes everything a woman needs to know in order to make informed decisions about her health. It addresses everything from dispelling the myths to knowing employment and patients rights. There's even a chapter dedicated to men who are coping in silence (as a caregiver or sufferer) with this disease.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Ms. Bryant is available for speaking engagements.

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