I’m so excited to announce that my new book will be published on 2nd September 2023! It’s called the CMMRD book: a mismatch memoir and guide and it’s all about my ultra-rare condition CMMRD, what it is, what it means for me and others who have it, and how I am learning to come to terms with it. It’s the first book all about CMMRD just for patients – and maybe even the first book about CMMRD, ever. Here’s the blurb:

“CMMRD may be rare, but everyone I know has met someone who has it.”

While on average people with CMMRD get their first cancer diagnosis at just 7.5 years old, Sam Alexandra Rose is beating the odds in her mid-thirties. But it comes at a price, with three cancer experiences and a whole lot of fear and trauma to sort through.

Part memoir, part guide and with a little poetry thrown in, this book illustrates what it’s like to live with a rare genetic condition and significantly increased cancer risk.

This is a book of denial, hope and eventual acceptance, ideal for families wanting to know more about a CMMRD diagnosis and for healthcare professionals looking to better understand the patient experience.

“a humane and helpful navigation of a difficult subject for a difficult journey… this book is a non-medical person’s true north guide through Lynch syndrome and CMMRD” – Lynne Dunn, CEO of Bowel Research UK