Surviving After Cancer: Living the New Normal (Google eBook)

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Apr 16, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 224 pages
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With so many people surviving cancer and living 'the new normal,' guiding survivors and their families through the phases of recovery has become an imperative. But learning to live as a survivor and dealing with both the triumphs and challenges, including fear of recurrence, depression, life and occupational stress, the need for surveillance for complications and secondary cancers, sex and relationship issues, diet and exercise for a healthy life, can be confusing and difficult. Finding resources to help equip survivors and their families for this new phase can be difficult. However, this book, based on studies and current practice in the area of cancer survivorship, will help guide readers through the most crucial areas of recovery post-cancer. Each chapter presents the story of a cancer survivor who meets the challenges of survivorship and contains tips and solutions for problems encountered in all aspects of survivorship. Readers will not only gain a better understanding of this new phase of life, but will come away with solid advice for leading a healthy and productive life again.
  

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Surviving After Cancer: Living the New Normal

User Review  - Bette-Lee Fox - Book Verdict

As stated in the first chapter of this accessible primer by registered nurse Katz (Univ. of Manitoba, Winnipeg; Sex When You're Sick: Reclaiming Sexual Health After Illness or Injury), cancer changes ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1 Youre a Survivor Now
3
Part II THE CHALLENGES OF BEING A CANCER SURVIVOR
7
Chapter 2 Is the Cancer Back?
9
Chapter 3 When Will I Be Happy Again?
27
Chapter 4 What Will Everyone Say?
45
Chapter 5 Why Do I Feel So Tired?
63
Chapter 6 Where Did That Feeling Go?
83
Chapter 7 Feeling Fit
103
Chapter 9 We Want to Start a Family
131
Chapter 10 Am I Losing My Mind?
151
THE NEW NORMAL
169
Chapter 11 A Blueprint for Health
171
Chapter 12 Resources
189
Bibliography
201
Index
207
About the Author
209

Chapter 8 What Should I Be Looking For?
119

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About the author (2011)

Anne Katz, RN, PhD, is the author of four books on cancer and related illness. She is also a sexuality counselor at CancerCare Manitoba and adjunct professor with the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB Canada.

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