The Human Side of Cancer

The Human Side of Cancer

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by Jimmie Holland, Sheldon Lewis
     
 

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For more than twenty years, Dr. Holland has pioneered the study of psychological problems of cancer patients and their families -- whom she calls "the real experts." In The Human Side of Cancer, she shares what she has learned from all of them about facing this life-threatening illness and what truly helps along the cancer journey. This book is the next

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For more than twenty years, Dr. Holland has pioneered the study of psychological problems of cancer patients and their families -- whom she calls "the real experts." In The Human Side of Cancer, she shares what she has learned from all of them about facing this life-threatening illness and what truly helps along the cancer journey. This book is the next best thing to sitting in Dr. Holland's office and talking with her about the uncertainty and anxiety elicited by this disease. And it is a book that inspires hope -- through stories of the simple courage of ordinary people confronting cancer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061852787
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/13/2009
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
650,410
File size:
639 KB

Meet the Author

Jimmie C. Holland, M.D., is chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and professor of psychiatry at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Dr. Holland received the American Cancer Society's highest award, the Medal of Honor, in 1994. She lives in Scarsdale, New York, with her husband, James F. Holland, M.D.
Sheldon Lewis is a journalist with a special interest in the human side of health. He lives in New York City with his wife and two sons.

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Human Side of Cancer: Living with Hope, Coping with Uncertainty 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very good bok to read, if you want to know about cancer you shoud read it
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Guest More than 1 year ago
In addition to providing a practical, realistic guide to surviving cancer, Holland and Lewis shatter the mind-body mythology that's been plaguing cancer survivors long after treatment ends. Fourteen years ago I was told flat-out that my Stage IIIB Hodgkins was 'a stress-related attitude problem.' I don't think so. Cancer treatment is challenging enough without adding the burden of guilt to the patient's already heavy load. I found Holland and Lewis's book very helpful, even after all this time!