Ticking Off Breast Cancer by Sara Liyanage

Ticking Off Breast Cancer by Sara Liyanage


Ticking Off Breast Cancer is a chronological narrative of Sara Liyanage’s life from the day of her diagnosis and throughout treatment - it’s basically a breast cancer guide of sorts.


It’s an account of Sara's primary breast cancer treatment, describing each step of the way and her thoughts/feelings/general musings about life/love/family/friends/mortality and the impact of cancer upon everything. Plus lots of practical checklists for women going through treatment for primary breast cancer and their friends and family.


Please note we don't stock Sara's book, because the best place to purchase it is via the Ticking Off Breast Cancer website.

  • When Mum was diagnosed with breast cancer I just wanted to find other people who were going through the same thing, so that I could gain a better understanding of what was going to happen next.

    This book does just that.

    It documents Sara's primary breast cancer journey in a relateable way, explaining what she is going through both physically as well as emotionally. And of course it's full of sensible, practical tips and check lists to help you prepare for each stage of diagnosis, treatment and moving on. 

    We’d also recommend this book to family & friends, so you know how to help and support a loved one.

    But don't just take our word for it... Ticking Off Breast Cancer is:

    - Number 1 Amazon bestseller

    - Top 20 Waterstones bestseller

    - Finalist for The People's Book Prize 2019

    “Ticking Off Breast Cancer is a candid, thoughtful account of the way Sara dealt with a breast cancer diagnosis. She is one impressive woman.” Victoria Derbyshire, journalist, broadcaster and writer

    “I love the honesty and practicality of Sara’s to-do-lists. It inspires you to create your own – here’s mine: be mindful, be grateful, be kind.” Sian Williams, journalist, broadcaster and writer

    “Sara Liyanage’s candid account of dealing with cancer is beautifully and sympathetically written and should prove a useful resource for anybody needing an insight into what it’s like to have a cancer diagnosis, as well as life beyond.” Jackie Buxton, author of Glass Houses and Tea & Chemo

    “Sara’s book is brilliant. As a fellow list-lover, it would have helped me when I was diagnosed. Friendly, witty and incredibly useful.” Liz O’Riordan, Breast Surgeon, Ted Speaker and Co-Author of The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer: How to Feel Empowered and Take Control