In his book Cancer with Hope, Mike Armstrong chronicles his own experience with leukemia, prostate cancer, and associated illnesses, to highlight the importance of maintaining hope and finding purpose when facing this terrible disease.

In addition to his life-threatening cancers, Mike survived misdiagnoses, near-fatal sepsis, and a crippling autoimmune disease, all while balancing family, life, and a dynamic career. He shares how lessons learned from his childhood growing up in hardscrabble Detroit and his career leading some of the world’s best-known corporations taught him the importance of hope and purpose — tools that proved invaluable throughout his cancer journey.

Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
Paperback : 176 pages
ISBN-10 : 1421440180
ISBN-13 : 978-1421440187
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, Kindle

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William George Nelson

Mike Armstrong has provided a guide for how to navigate through health care and life after a cancer diagnosis. His irrepressible message is to take charge of hope in the face of cancer.

William George Nelson, MD
Director, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins

Robert Peter Gale

In Cancer with Hope, Mike Armstrong reveals the attitude and toolbox that helped him face his greatest challenge: cancer. His insights may help readers through what is likely the most difficult experience in their lifetime.

Robert Peter Gale, MD
Imperial College London

Elizabeth M. Jaffee

Cancer with Hope describes how cancer rapidly changes your life and how hope wins the fight. The interspersed stories of brave patients provide a uniquely informative aspect to the overall message. This is a must-read.

Elizabeth M. Jaffee, MD
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins

Paul Rothman

In Cancer with Hope Mike uses his personal journey through multiple cancer diagnoses to teach us about resiliency, inner strength, and hope.

Paul Rothman, MD
Dean/CEO, Johns Hopkins Medicine

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This practical, compassionate, and inspiring book helps cancer patients and their loved ones navigate the often complex and difficult journey from diagnosis through treatment to life after disease. It illuminates the challenges associated with cancer and provides inspiration and guidance to help patients not only find the right doctors and care plan, but also cultivate hope and purpose.

Cancer with Hope explores and describes how the unfathomable burden of cancer can reveal hidden potentials and new opportunities. Much more than the tale of one man’s experience with cancer, Mike also shares stories of other cancer patients who, like him, have faced seemingly insurmountable odds, yet managed to stay optimistic, maintain faith, and find new goals in life.

In addition, the book Cancer with Hope provides useful advice from some of the world’s top cancer specialists, all of whom believe in the importance of hope and the transformational nature of cancer. Within its pages, readers find a robust resource section with essential information and links to vetted cancer support organizations to help guide patients and their loved ones through the complex world of cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survival.

Proceeds of the book go to cancer research and care, and Mike is supplying free copies of the book to cancer treatment centers across the country.

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