- The Cancer War: My Story
Anthony Herrera was born in 1944 in Wiggins, Mississippi. He was raised by his grandparents in Stone County, Mississippi. He graduated from Wiggins High School and earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) in Zoology and English Literature.
He was an actor on three soap operas: As the World Turns, The Young and the Restless, and Loving. He was director and producer for Mississippi Delta Blues, a documentary about James “Son” Thomas. He wrote and directed an episode of American Playhouse.
In 1997, Herrera was diagnosed with mantle cell lymphoma. His initial treatments were unsuccessful, so doctors performed a pioneering stem cell transplant in 1999, which allowed him to go into remission for nearly a decade. His book The Cancer War: My Story documents his experience with cancer and the stem cell transplant. His cancer later returned and he died in 2011.
- Book review: The Cancer War. by Cathy Doheny, Examiner.com (2009)
- As the World Turn’s Anthony Herrera Dies. Soaps.com, 2011
- An interview with Anthony Herrera. by Dan J. Kroll, 2005
- Actor’s book chronicles fight against cancer. Gabe Semenza, Victoria Advocate. 2004
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