Cancer fighter

Novelist Andrew McAleer gets personal in his newly published book, Positive Results: True Stories of Inspiration and Hope for Cancer Fighters and Caretakers, which chronicles his 15-year connection with cancer, first as a caretaker and then as a patient. Less than two years after losing his mother and father to cancer, McAleer was diagnosed with stage-four melanoma. He would go on to complete a tour of duty in Afghanistan as a U.S. Army Historian. A few months after returning from Afghanistan, McAleer was again diagnosed with stage-four melanoma. McAleer is a Boston College alumnus and faculty member in the Woods College of Advancing Studies. He is the author of Fatal Deeds and co-editor of Coast to Coast: Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea and Coast to Coast: Murder from Sea to Shining Sea.

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