Ipswich’s Anthony James, 74, prepares to pen memoir about life after cancer

Anthony James. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Anthony James. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

An Ipswich cancer survivor has revealed plans to write a self-help about how to stay strong in the face of adversity.

Anthony James, of Rope Walk, was left disabled after undergoing surgery to remove a cancerous tumour from his right arm when he was in his 20s.

Now 74, Mr James wants to put his story about how he went on to live a happy and fulfilling life with a physical impairment on paper to inspire others.

Mr James said he had lost friends to suicide and wanted to share his tips for staying mentally well.

He said: “I never give up, that’s how I have lived my life. If I get a problem I think how to cope with it.”

Mr James, who still drives and lives independently, said he had been encouraged by health professionals who had treated him to write a book.

He is searching for a publisher to help him realise his dream.

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To get in touch with Mr James call: 01473 806085.