Lucy Beato’s new book recounts how she took on breast cancer

Lucy Beato’s new book recounts how she took on breast cancer
Lucy Beato is pictured during a book signing on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Barnes & Noble in Kendall Village.

Lucy Beato is elated to launch her new book, a sassy and humorous narrative on how she fought breast cancer.

Entrepreneur and life coach Lucy Beato has released a book, titled I Had Killer Boobs: How I Slayed My Tumor with Sass & Humor,” a tongue-in-cheek, side-splitting narrative of her nightmare with breast cancer.

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women after skin cancer. In 2020, there were 2.3 million women diagnosed with breast cancer and 685,000 deaths globally.

As of the end of 2020, there were 7.8 million women alive who were diagnosed with breast cancer in the past five years, making it the world’s most prevalent cancer. There are more lost disability adjusted life years (DALYs) by women to breast cancer globally than any other type of cancer. Breast cancer occurs in every country of the world in women at any age after puberty but with increasing rates in later life.

With the wanton spread of this disease, Beato adopted a sassy and humorous approach to narrate her story. Going through cancer is terrifying; one experiences an emotional imbalance — worry, fear, grief, uncertainty, and even anger. Despite all these feelings, Lucy turned to humor as her coping mechanism and her best form of therapy. It helped her diminish some of those emotions and kept her sane in the midst of chaos. So, after accepting that she had “killer breasts,” she decided to slay her tumor with a bit of sass and humor.

Speaking about the book, Beato said, “Have you ever heard the term ‘killer breasts?’ I promise I didn’t make it up, but I did have a pair. Moreover, have you ever thought about doing something as bizarre as throwing a party for your breasts even though they wanted to kill you? Well, I did!”

Continuing, she said, “You might think I’m crazy, and you may be right! Being diagnosed with breast cancer is not necessarily a reason to celebrate, yet I could not allow such an important milestone in my life as losing my breasties to go unnoticed.”

Beato is not making light of cancer as a disease, but is offering an escape route for women through humor.

“There is nothing funny about cancer unless you have a sense of tumor, but it can certainly help you heal. Your primary focus is to beat it, but while doing so, laugh with it, otherwise, it will kill you. Once you overcome cancer, you become sassy, unstoppable, and fearless,” she said.

Beato’s book has received rave reviews from its readers. According to an excited reader: ”First of all, what an enjoyable read! Her humoristic and ‘let’s keep it real’ storytelling kept me engaged and wondering what I would do if ever in her situation. I genuinely believe her approach to battling cancer contributed to her healing process, and I hope more women fighting this disease can learn from her story. As we know, Cancer does not discriminate and comes to interrupt lives unexpectedly, causing significant burdens in people’s lives. It’s no wonder survivor stories are worth telling.”

“I highly recommend this book to anyone dealing with sudden life interruptions, whether a medical diagnosis, loss, or even divorce, as she even describes how she dealt with the stages of grief that apply not only to cancer but to other life circumstances. My key takeaway from this book is that despite what life throws at us, we must not take ourselves too seriously and find joy in the moments”, she said.

For those ready to fight cancer like a boss, check out the book’s amazon page and get a copy at

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