Summersdale signs Dr Kaye's cancer diary

Summersdale signs Dr Kaye's cancer diary

Summersdale has signed Doctors Get Cancer Too: A Doctor’s Diary of Life and Recovery from Cancer by Dr Philippa Kaye, featuring a foreword by broadcaster Sara Cox.

Claire Plimmer acquired world rights from Jane Maw at Graham Maw Christie, for publication on 11th February 2021.

The book tells the story of Kaye's bowel cancer diagnosis at the age of 39, and how it meant crossing the divide from being a doctor to being a patient.

Its synopsis explains: “As a GP, Dr Philippa Kaye has seen countless patients with cancer; referring them for tests, helping with their treatments, simply holding their hands; and yet even with years of medical training, nothing could have prepared her for the reality of a cancer diagnosis [herself]. Doctors Get Cancer Too is the tender, moving but ultimately hopeful account of a doctor’s experience with cancer, in which Philippa shares the insights she gained, not only through the diagnosis and treatment, but in surviving and thriving through cancer and beyond. Filled with practical advice and information, Doctors Get Cancer Too aims to help patients and their loved ones feel better understood, more prepared and less alone.”

Kaye is a GP with a particular interest in children’s, women’s and sexual health. She has written multiple books, including The M Word (Vie), and writes a weekly column in Woman magazine. She is also the GP ambassador for Jo’s Cervical Cancer trust.