The Colon Cancer Suvrivors' Guide: Living Longer, Stronger

The Colon Cancer Suvrivors' Guide: Living Longer, Stronger

by Curtis Pesmen
     
 

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Inspired by an award-winning series of Esquire magazine articles on the author’s own survival of colon cancer, The Colon Cancer Survivors' Guide shows how a person diagnosed with cancer stops becoming a patient and starts becoming a survivor.

The book draws on medical research, Pesmen's and other survivors' personal experiences, plus

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Inspired by an award-winning series of Esquire magazine articles on the author’s own survival of colon cancer, The Colon Cancer Survivors' Guide shows how a person diagnosed with cancer stops becoming a patient and starts becoming a survivor.

The book draws on medical research, Pesmen's and other survivors' personal experiences, plus insights from renown health care professionals on how to help simplify and enrich life after cancer from the first CT follow-up scans to the hallowed five-year-cure finish line. Above all, it offers advice on the healing of scars, both physical and emotional, how to leave cancer behind, and how to move confidently forward.

"Reading Curtis’ accounts of his experience, impressions and reactions has changed the way I practice medicine."

— Mark Lane Welton, MD, Chief, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780966184792
Publisher:
Tatra Press
Publication date:
05/01/2006
Edition description:
Abridged
Product dimensions:
5.66(w) x 5.02(h) x 0.42(d)

What People are saying about this

Louise Bates
"Regardless of the type of cancer you had or have... this guide is a window into a world best described as the 'new normal.'"
From the Foreword, survivor/chairwoman, Colorectal Cancer Network
Melissa Weber
"The candidness and originality of Curtis Pesmen's writing serve as guides along the cancer journey with insights that are both practical and moving."
Managing Editor, CURE magazine
Mark Lane Welton
"Reading Curtis' accounts of his experience, impressions and reactions has changed the way I practice medicine"
MD, Chief, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine
Todd Balf
"To rebound from an inconceivable misdiagnosis and a life threatening bout with colon cancer is one thing. To spend the next five years figuring it all out for others is quite another. At every possible level -emotional, medical, and day-to-day practical - Curtis Pesmen provides exceptional insight, candor, and reportorial tenacity. There isn't another author who can match Pesmen's gift- he writes with the brave fluidity of a favorite newspaper columnist but thinks (and digs) like Bill Moyers. For those who marveled over the Lance Armstrong story, it's time to hear from another survivor. Because this survivor could be you."
author of The Last River and The Darkest Jungle
Bob Condor
"Cuts to the quick and the heart's truth. This book is your trusted companion-full of practical know-how, emotional grist and never letting illness break your spirit."
author and columnist, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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