Learn to Live Through Cancer: What You Need to Know and Do

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Demos Medical Publishing, Jun 20, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 137 pages

A roadmap to help you recover better and faster following a cancer diagnosisófrom the moment of diagnosis through remission and life after cancer. For more than 25 years, Dr. Fleishman has helped thousands of patients and families navigate the hopes, fears, and realities of cancer. In Learn to Live through Cancer, he provides a supportive and empowering guide so that you and your family know what to expect and how to proceed at every stage of your journey with cancer.

Using the tools and suggestions of his step-by-step system, youíll learn how to:

  • Evaluate your condition
  • Improve communication with your health care providers
  • Participate in care decisions more easily
  • Research your illness and treatment options
  • Assess complementary therapy options
  • improve overall health habits
  • Tend to your emotional well-being
  • Adjust to the physical and emotional changes posttreatment

Packed with practical tools and evidence-based advice, Learn to Live through Cancer is an essential companion for every cancer survivor and his or her loved ones.

 

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Having lost both parents to cancer, and have several acquaintances with cancer. This is really a wonderful resource, from recipes, wish lists, medication explanations - for the person facing this challenging illness. Read full review

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User Review  - mmoj - LibraryThing

Good resource for anyone just diagnosed with cancer and who doesn't have a support group. When I received this book I had several friends and family who had been diagnosed with various stages and ... Read full review

Contents

Part II The LEARN System
93
Part III Make Your Plan and LEARN It
139
Part IV The First Three Months after Treatment
173
Part V Four to Six Months after Treatment
201
Part VI Six Months and Beyond
225
Resources Worksheets
245
Index
339
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About the author (2011)

"Stewart Fleishman, MD is currently the Director of Cancer Supportive Services at the Continuum Cancer Centers of New York and the Associate Chief Medical Officer of Continuum Hospice Care-Jacob Perlow Hospice. He is actively involved in research focused on quality of life and symptom control in people with cancer, and serves on national committees dedicated to this work. Originally specializing in psychiatry, Dr. Fleishman maintains a practice focused on pain management, symptom control and palliative care. He is Board Certified in both Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Psychiatry/Neurology, which gives him a very unique perspective into the field."

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