Learn to Live Through Cancer: What You Need to Know and Do

Learn to Live Through Cancer: What You Need to Know and Do

by Stewart B. Fleishman
     
 

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A roadmap to help you recover better and faster following a cancer diagnosis√õfrom the moment of diagnosis through remission and life after cancer. For more than 25 years, Dr. Fleishman has helped thousands of patients and families navigate the hopes, fears, and realities of cancer. In Learn to Live through Cancer, he provides a supportive and

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A roadmap to help you recover better and faster following a cancer diagnosis√õfrom the moment of diagnosis through remission and life after cancer. For more than 25 years, Dr. Fleishman has helped thousands of patients and families navigate the hopes, fears, and realities of cancer. In Learn to Live through Cancer, he provides a supportive and empowering guide so that you and your family know what to expect and how to proceed at every stage of your journey with cancer.

Using the tools and suggestions of his step-by-step system, youÌll learn how to:

  • Evaluate your condition
  • Improve communication with your health care providers
  • Participate in care decisions more easily
  • Research your illness and treatment options
  • Assess complementary therapy options
  • improve overall health habits
  • Tend to your emotional well-being
  • Adjust to the physical and emotional changes posttreatment

Packed with practical tools and evidence-based advice, Learn to Live through Cancer is an essential companion for every cancer survivor and his or her loved ones.

Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Theresa M. Bacon, MSN (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.
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936303083
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
06/20/2011
Pages:
362
Sales rank:
1,288,435
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

"Stewart Fleishman, MD is currently the 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 is 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 maintains a practice focused on pain management, symptom control and palliative care. He is Board Certified in both Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Psychiatry/Neurology, which gives him a very unique perspective into the field."

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