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After a heavy storm, a boy walked along the beach throwing the stranded starfish back into the sea.

A man watching shouted "there are too many of them - it won’t make any difference."

As the boy threw another starfish back into the sea, he smiled and replied "it made a difference to that one!"

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Star Throwers
30 Melton Road
Norfolk NR18 0DB

01953 423304


Centre is open Monday - Friday 10am to 4pm

Registered Charity in England & Wales
Number: 1162237

Star Throwers - Caring for people affected by Cancer

The Star Throwers Guide To Cancer

Star Throwers Guide To Cancer book

This page is for information only. For personalised advice and support for you and your loved ones please contact us to discuss further on 01953 423304 or info@starthrowers.org.uk 

Our care centre is address:
30 Melton Road, Wymondham, Norfolk NR18 0DB
We are open from Monday to Friday, 10am - 4pm

Every cancer journey is different, but one thing they have in common is the need to acquire useful knowledge quickly. It’s not just the unfamiliar terminology that a cancer diagnosis brings. It’s the conflicting information from different sources. It’s the need to make informed decisions in the face of uncertainty. It’s worrying about diet and treatment and coping with stress.

The Star Throwers Guide To Cancer, by Pan Pantziarka, is a new book that brings together advice and information that is geared to providing scientifically-grounded information to help patients and their carers navigate their own cancer journey. It covers everything from the patient-doctor relationship, to diet, stress reduction, clinical trials, scientific papers, treatments abroad, ablative therapies and more. It is a handbook for the proactive patient, providing scientific information and the tools to make complex decisions at all stages of treatment.

Pan Pantziarka is a Star Throwers Trustee and a scientist actively working in drug repurposing research, looking at non-cancer drugs which may be effective against cancer. He also lost his first wife and later his teenage son to cancer, and has wide personal experience of the issues faced by patients and their carers. This is the book that he wished he’d had available when going through some tough times – it distils both scientific knowledge and personal experience so that it may be useful to others going through similarly tough times.

If knowledge is power, then the Star Throwers Guide To Cancer provides the tools and resources to empower those diagnosed with cancer and their advocates.

The book, published by New Paradigm Publishing (www.newparadigmpublishing.co.uk), is available to order from Amazon as a paperback (£12.99), an Amazon Kindle ebook (£5.99) or direct from Star Throwers 30 Melton Road, Wymondham, Norfolk NR18 0DB 01953 423304. All profits will go to Star Throwers.

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This project was made possible thanks to a grant from Together Against Cancer