Cancer Talk: Voices of Hope and Endurance from The Group Room, the World's Largest Cancer Sup port Group

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Crown/Archetype, Apr 21, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 352 pages
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For the first time, Cancer Talk provides a support group in a book.

Research shows that cancer patients who attend support groups can survive longer and lead fuller lives than patients receiving medical treatment alone. Cancer Talk, based on "The Group RoomŪ," the nation's only talk-radio cancer support show, brings hope, information, and inspiration to everyone affected by cancer. Show host Selma Schimmel, a cancer advocate and longtime survivor, has gathered the voices of cancer patients and survivors, family and friends, physicians, therapists, and other healthcare professionals to create an invaluable guide to help you:

Deal with the wide range of emotions a cancer diagnosis provokes
Cope with relationships, intimacy, and physical changes
Optimize the doctor-patient relationship and navigate treatment options
Handle the side effects of treatment
Understand legal, workplace, and insurance issues
Live with and beyond cancer

Anyone whose life has been touched by cancer will find new support from the intimate and empowering voices of the only real experts out there--the people who live with cancer.


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Terrified. Angry. Confused. Lost. Alone. All aptly describe one's reaction after a cancer diagnosis. Author Schimmel was diagnosed with breast cancer 16 years ago and felt that cancer patients needed ... Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR
INTRODUCING THE EXPERTS
PART ONEHandling the Medical Aspects of Cancer
ONE Getting the Diagnosis
TWO The DoctorPatient Relationship
THREE Dealing with Cancer Treatments
PART TWO Dealing with Your Emotions
EIGHT Caring for the Caregiver
PART THREE The Legal and Social Aspects of Cancer
NINE Dealing with Changing Health Care Delivery
TEN Cancer in the Workplace
PART FOUR Beyond Cancer
ELEVEN Living With and Beyond the Memory of Cancer
TWELVE Facing Mortality and Maintaining Quality of Life
THIRTEEN Spirituality Faith and Prayer

FOUR Fear and Anger Hope and Humor
Breaking the Silence of Cancer Partners
SIX When Youre a Young Adult with Cancer
SEVEN When Your Young Child Has Cancer
FINAL THOUGHTS
RESOURCES
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