Dr. Robin McGee is a Registered Clinical Psychologist. She has taught at the university level and has published in professional journals in the field of child psychology.
Dr. McGee was an active, fit woman in her forties when she developed frightening symptoms. Four doctors either ignored her complaints or belittled them. She waited TWO years for a diagnosis and by then, had stage three rectal cancer.
The Cancer Olympics is Robin's account of a gutsy, no-holds-barred middle-aged woman's fight against THREE formidable enemies:
Late-stage colorectal cancer
The Medical establishment
Archaic government policies
The Cancer Olympics illustrates how a support blog for a cancer patient turned into an engine that challenged unfair drug policy. It illustrates how a community of ordinary people, connected by the internet via social media, formed a grassroots movement that tackled the government. And it illustrates how a supportive community can sustain the hope and even the life of those afflicted with catastrophic disease.