Can Survive: Reclaiming Your Life After Cancer

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2000 - Health & Fitness - 255 pages
Thoroughly updated to incorporate the sweeping changes in medical insurance and employment laws, "Can Survive" focuses squarely on the needs of recovered cancer patients. Written by a cancer survivor, this groundbreaking book is a complete resource guide designed to help with problems commonly encountered after cancer treatment, from fear of remission to job and insurance discrimination to altered relationships and long-term physical effects from chemotherapy and radiation. Interweaving stories and tips from survivors with advice from doctors, oncology nurses, psychologists, and social workers, "Can Survive" is both reassuring and pragmatically useful.
 

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Contents

Introduction I
1
Making the Transition to the Well World
17
The Emotional Aftermath
39
Moving Beyond the Fear of Recurrence
60
Relationships
78
The Insurance Obstacle
107
When the Resume Includes Cancer
139
LongTerm Effects
170
Sexuality and Fertility After Cancer 202
A-2
Acceptance and Advocacy 230
A-30
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About the author (2000)

A documentary filmmaker who was diagnosed with cancer when she was in her early teens, Susan Nessim organized a national support group for cancer victims called Cancervive. She speaks at medical centers throughout the country and has produced seven documentaries on cancer.

Judith Ellis writes about health issues for various national magazines.

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