Carol Dunstone and Ann Bennett, both survivors of mouth cancer, wrote a book called Trilogy in 2006 based on their experiences that related to their personal story of recovery; what made them laugh and cry and how family and friends raised their spirits. Following the book's great success, they decided to publish a new book to update their stories, continuing from 2006. And so No Time for Cancer was born, covering the progress that has been made in the passing years which the authors hope will highlight a very definite and positive outlook for their readers. The book offers practical advice and articles on complementary and traditional practitioners who helped and supported their progress throughout their illness. It also includes some very helpful tips and recipes for delicious and nutritious dishes to help those with eating difficulties. The message throughout the book is one of great optimism and love of life, which they hope will be a help and comfort to anyone who is about to undergo surgery or embark on the journey to recovery. No Time for Cancer can help anybody living with and recovering from any type of cancer. It is recognised medically and by therapists as being a major source of support and also for those caring and supporting cancer patients. Carol and Ann have been inspired to tell their story by a number of books, including Because Cowards Get Cancer Too by John Diamond, Anticancer: A New Way of Life by David Servan-Schreiber and To Travel Hopefully by Christopher Rush.
Carol Dunstone was a full time ceramic artist until cancer of the mouth was diagnosed in 1998. Her other interests include painting, reading, dog walking and family life. She helped launch the FACEFAX cancer charity in 2001. Ann Bennett joined her in 2004 after her own successful operation. Ann worked in advertising before qualifying as a hypnotherapy/Reiki practitioner. In 2010 they set up the Dunstone Bennett Complementary Therapy Centre in Northampton for all cancer patients, where Carol teaches Art and Ann is a consultant in complementary therapies.