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Adventures of a One-Breasted Woman

Susan Cummings’s surgeon proclaimed to her a few weeks after her mastectomy, “You’re cured now, that’s it.” But, that wasn’t it by a long shot for Cummings, who has just written a memoir about her first six years after treatment for early-stage breast cancer.

She writes about being a struggling New York actress and wrangles with her fear of more cancer and shame of her altered body.

Susan Cummings is a writer and a twenty-year survivor of early-stage breast cancer. Once a newspaper reporter, she has since been published in a number of literary journals. Her new book is Adventures of a One-Breasted Woman: Reclaiming My Moxie After Cancer


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