|Confronting Cancer with Faith|
December 13, 2011
While working at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, Karen Allen experienced firsthand the significance of her cancer research when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003. Allen, a UAB graduate and a clinical trials administrator, has authored numerous articles for medical journals, says her walk through cancer inspired the writing of her first book, Confronting Cancer with Faith, offering encouragement, comfort and hope to cancer patients.
“My hair was falling out and I was nauseated,” says Allen, “but I was reminded by my pastor that God is bigger than what had taken over my life, it brought a deep sense of reassurance and comfort.”
Now eight years past her initial diagnosis, Allen is encouraging men and women alike to incorporate their “cancer world” into an unforgettable time of spiritual renewal. “We can’t always choose what happens to us, but we can choose how we will respond.”
For more information on Confronting Cancer with Faith, visit www.confrontingcancerwithfaith.com