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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  M. Nicole Bryant  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: in East Carondelet, Illinois


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.