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After Cancer Treatment: Heal Faster, Better, Strongerby Julie K. Silver
At age 36, Julie Silver was enjoying an exciting career as a physician at the Harvard Medical School and a rewarding personal life as a mother, wife, and award-winning writer. But she had the sense that something was wrong. Two years and multiple doctors later, she was diagnosed with the breast cancer she had suspected all along and was catapulted into the role of
At age 36, Julie Silver was enjoying an exciting career as a physician at the Harvard Medical School and a rewarding personal life as a mother, wife, and award-winning writer. But she had the sense that something was wrong. Two years and multiple doctors later, she was diagnosed with the breast cancer she had suspected all along and was catapulted into the role of cancer patient.
Like many cancer patients who experience serious side effects from treatment, Dr. Silver emerged from therapy feeling not better, but exhausted and physically devastated. As she worked to heal herself, she became determined to write a book to help others recover after cancer treatment.
Here Dr. Silver shares her own cancer journey and offers a step-by-step plan for physical healing, including exercise and diet recommendations and instructions for fighting fatigue, monitoring mood, and overcoming setbacks. Dr. Silver's advice comes from the heartand from her experience as both a cancer survivor and a doctor who has spent her career helping people heal from serious illnesses and injuries. No matter where they are in their own journey with cancer, readers will find After Cancer Treatment a personal, practical, and powerful guide to recovery.
Stephanie Ross, PhD
This is one you need... Silver offers excellent descriptions of mind-body treatments... I like that she understands.
Like her practice, it draws on evidence-based medicine about what works to help people heal.
An invaluable reference for patients and health professionals as they navigate the murky waters of cancer treatment and survivorship.
What People are saying about this
Dr. Silver is a remarkably insightful patient and physician. She has built upon her own professional experiences in rehabilitative medicine and her personal experience with a breast cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment. She seeks to make lemonade out of lemons, and she has done so with remarkable success.
Eric P. Winer, M.D., director, Breast Oncology Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
A diagnosis of cancer changes one's life forever. After her diagnosis, Dr. Silver chose to continue healing—this time, healing herself. Her book is a gift to all cancer patients.
Irene Pollin, MSW, author of Taking Charge and Medical Crisis Counseling
Very helpful, meaningful, and insightful for those who are journeying through cancer, and those who have recovered. Dr. Silver's book encompasses not just emotional and physical healing but spiritual as well. Her credentials as a young mother and cancer survivor, in addition to being a physiatrist with a specialization in rehab medicine, make her work both authoritative and compassionate.
Paula J. Anastasia, R.N., M.N., O.C.N., Outpatient Gynecology–Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
Dr. Silver, who has faced cancer as both doctor and patient, has written an excellent practical guide for patients navigating the psychological and physical demands of a diagnosis of cancer.
Raymond Lenhard, M.D., past president, American Cancer Society
Meet the Author
Julie K. Silver, M.D., is the medical director of one of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital's outpatient centers, located in Framingham, Massachusetts. This center is the home of an oncology rehabilitation program that Dr. Silver directs called RESTORE (www.cancer-rehab.org), which focuses on helping cancer survivors to physically heal. Dr. Silver is also an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School and on the medical staff of Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women's Hospitals in Boston, Massachusetts. She has edited and written more than a dozen books and is a co-author of Life After Stroke: The Guide to Recovering Your Health and Preventing Another Stroke, also published by Johns Hopkins. She is the recipient of the 2006 Lane Adams Quality of Life Award, the American Cancer Society's most prestigious award.
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