Learn to Live Through Cancer: What You Need to Know and Do [NOOK Book]

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Learn to Live Beyond Cancer: What You Need to Know and Do is the result of Dr. Fleishman's three decades of research, patient outreach and the development of his model of supportive integrative cancer treatment. The book presents a step-by-step guide to improve the length and quality of life for cancer survivors, helping them to manage the variety of physical, emotional, and spiritual issues they face proactively. Dr. Fleishman was the director of Cancer Support Services for the Continuum Cancer Centers of New ...
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Overview

Learn to Live Beyond Cancer: What You Need to Know and Do is the result of Dr. Fleishman's three decades of research, patient outreach and the development of his model of supportive integrative cancer treatment. The book presents a step-by-step guide to improve the length and quality of life for cancer survivors, helping them to manage the variety of physical, emotional, and spiritual issues they face proactively. Dr. Fleishman was the director of Cancer Support Services for the Continuum Cancer Centers of New York at Beth Israel and St. Luke's Roosevelt. In his practice he has emphasized survivorship programs that along with good quality cancer treatment and start at the time of diagnosis.


In Learn to Live Beyond Cancer: What You Need to Know and Do cancer survivors will learn how to evaluate their condition, improve their communication with healthcare providers, research their illness and treatment options, seek complementary therapies when necessary, improve overall health habits, tend to their emotional well-being, and continue to monitor the long-term success of their survivorship program.


The book is a complete guide to getting a person with cancer through that critical time from diagnosis to remission and on with their life. It is an inspirational, cutting-edge book that provides a roadmap to a healthier and meaningful future following a cancer diagnosis.

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Reviewer: Theresa M. Bacon, MSN, RN, CPN, CPON, CNE(University of New Mexico Hospital)
Description: This is an inspirational guide to living through cancer, starting with the initial diagnosis.
Purpose: The author intends this book to assist oncology clients to learn to cope with the diagnosis of cancer through helpful hints to navigate through diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. The author encourages readers to create a survivorship plan using the "LEARN" system to guide the healing process.
Audience: Although this book is targeted at individuals diagnosed with cancer, it also may be a useful resource for healthcare professionals helping clients cope with the diagnosis. The author is a physician with a variety of experience in the field of oncology.
Features: This easy-to-read book addresses issues oncology clients are likely to encounter in treatment and survivorship. It provides worksheets that enable readers to apply and individualize the information. Key points are highlighted in tables.
Assessment: This is a well-written resource that provides a unique approach to help clients with cancer cope with their diagnosis.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617050626
  • Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 6/20/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 348
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Stewart Fleishman, MD is the former 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 was 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's practice was focused on pain management, symptom control and palliative care. He is Board Certified in both Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Psychiatry/Neurology.
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Table of Contents

Foreword Jimmie Holland ix

Acknowledgments xi

Part I Why This Book?

1 Survivorship Begins at the Time of Diagnosis: What You Need to Know and Do Now 03

2 Getting the Most Out of This Book 11

3 Setting Your Goals 15

4 Understanding Cancer 19

5 Preparing for the Initial Consultations and Treatment 27

6 Initial Consultation 33

7 Beginning Treatment 43

8 Understanding What Is Happening to You 51

9 Disclosure 67

10 Why Is My Team So Uncomplimentary about Complementary Care? 71

11 Just Finishing Treatment (and Feeling Lousy) 79

Part II The LEARN System

12 How Each Part of The LEARN System Can Guide the Healing Process 95

Part III Make Your Plan and LEARN It

13 New Challenges 141

14 Medical Problems I Had Before Become More Complicated 157

15 Hormones and Hormone Blockade 161

16 I'm Not Spiritual: Am I in Trouble? 165

17 Finding My Way Back Is Not What I Thought but Is Possible 169

Part IV The First Three Months after Treatment

18 Living beyond Cancer-The First Three Months 175

19 How People Treat Me 181

20 New Everyday Routines: Who Do I Call? Back to Work? Can the Personal Health Record Help? 185

21 Back into the World 191

Part V Four to Six Months after Treatment

22 Living beyond Cancer-Four to Six Months 203

23 Fertility 217

24 Giving Back/Giving Forward 221

Part VI Six Months and Beyond

25 Living Cancer Free 227

26 Living with a Recurrence, Relapse, or Residual Cancer 231

27 The Next Word 243

Resources & Worksheets 245

My Weekly Recover Planner Using the LEARN System® 247

What Is Important to Me 248

Distress Thermometer 250

Important Blood Tests You Need to Know About 251

My Recovery Plan Communicator 252

Important Revelations to My Treatment Team 260

Family History Form 262

Questions I Want Answered 265

What I Am Supposed to Be Eating or Drinking When I Can't Eat Anything 266

Your Personal Health Record 277

Enteral Nutrition (Tube Feeding) 312

You and Your Feeding Tube: A Ready Reference Guide 313

Five Wishes 316

Journal Page: Charting My Course 327

Journal Page: My Bucket List 331

My Personal Affairs 335

Abstracts 336

Trusted Internet Sites 338

Index 339

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