Living For The Moment

My life after being diagnosed with cancer

A touching but optimistic report

In the summer of 2006, Kora Decker received a devastating diagnosis: breast cancer. Overnight, her life was changed forever. There would no longer be such a thing as a normal, everyday life; no work, no planning for the future, nothing but the prospect of month after month of treatment and constant worry. The chemotherapy and radiotherapy were inevitable, as was hair loss – and total physical exhaustion. Driven by the determination to hold her ground even confronted by this life-threatening disease, Kora refused to lose her courage and her optimistic outlook on life; today, although she can’t go without her medication, she even manages, every now and then, to banish the cancer from her thoughts entirely.

Sometimes vulnerable, sometimes sarcastic, fluctuating between humour and acerbity, Kora Decker describes living with breast lesions, baldness and cytostatics; how sometimes overhearing a little phrase like “survival rate” can spoil her whole day – but how, in the end, her optimism always comes out on top.


dtv Sachbuch
180 pages, ISBN 978-3-423-24732-0
1. Auflage, Juni 2009