Chemosabe: Cancer Warrior

By Alana Somerville

Alana Somerville is a vibrant young woman and mother of two. When she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2010 at the age of thirty-three, Alana decided that she had no other option but to fight for her life. Instead of wallowing in self-pity, she fought back and became her biggest advocate, which definitely played a huge part in her survival.

Alana is an elementary school teacher whose passion for writing, teaching and surviving helped her to create this book. After a life altering cancer diagnosis, multiple surgeries and sixteen weeks of chemotherapy, it was through her will to live and not let herself be beat that she became her own advocate and began to play a major role in her own health care. She was inspired to write this book to help other women realize the importance of a positive attitude throughout this journey called “Cancer”, but she also wanted to write this book so that her children could one day completely understand this battle that she fought for them.

Of special note, Alana writes her book as a Canadian within the Canadian Health Care System. Chemosabe: Cancer Warrior is available for purchase at