Cancer: A Medical and Spiritual Guide for Patients and Their Families

Cancer: A Medical and Spiritual Guide for Patients and Their Families

by William A. M.D. Fintel, Gerald R. Ph.D. McDermott
     
 
Modern medicine has made amazing advances in the treatment of cancer, but most people still react with shock and fear when they receive the diagnosis. Cancer doesn't just affect the patient physically; it has emotional and spiritual implications as well. This comprehensive guide to cancer from a Christian perspective combines the hands-on experience of a medical

Overview

Modern medicine has made amazing advances in the treatment of cancer, but most people still react with shock and fear when they receive the diagnosis. Cancer doesn't just affect the patient physically; it has emotional and spiritual implications as well. This comprehensive guide to cancer from a Christian perspective combines the hands-on experience of a medical doctor with the wisdom and compassion of a theologian. The book surveys a variety of topics including:

-cancer testing, diagnosis, and treatments
-alternative therapies
-the mind-body connection
-faith, fear, healing, and doubts
-life after the diagnosis

Written in accessible language, this complete manual will help cancer patients as well as their families and friends. It is an essential resource for pastors, counselors, Stephen ministers, and hospice groups.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801065019
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/01/2004
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
738,592
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.74(d)

Meet the Author

William Fintel (M.D.) is a practicing oncologist in the Blue Ridge mountains of southwest Virginia and medical director of Good Samaritan Hospice in Roanoke.

Gerald McDermott (Ph.D., University of Iowa) is professor of religion and philosophy at Roanoke College. He has authored several books.

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