Battle Scars by Matthew Carr
A Soldier's Strategy for Fighting Cancer

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Major Matthew Carr is a professional soldier who has served in Iraq and Afghanistan. When faced with a cancerous invasion of his body, Matthew used the expert training he learnt in the Australian Army as a strategy to wage his own fierce and relentless battle with an enemy force. In Battle Scars we learn that the main principles employed by militaries in the conduct of Counter Insurgency Operations can be applied to modern life as much as fighting cancer: 'In January 2002 I was 26, 10-foot tall and bullet proof. Not only well trained and well prepared for war, I was looking for a fight. That same month I was diagnosed with testicular cancer. I suddenly found myself in a battle that I had not been expecting. It was not the type of fight I had been hoping for.'
 

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At the age of 26, while posted in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Matthew was diagnosed with advanced testicular cancer. In November of 2008, Matthew developed a blood clot in his leg. Investigative scans confirmed his cancer had returned. Despite significant complications Matthew has been able to continue working within the Army, remains physically active and surfs weekly.
 
Published September 1, 2011 by Jane Curry. 272 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting.

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