Lessons from Joan: Living and Loving with Cancer, a Husband's Story

Lessons from Joan: Living and Loving with Cancer, a Husband's Story

by Eric Kingson, Karen Davis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815608381

ISBN-13: 9780815608387

Pub. Date: 09/28/2005

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

In the thirty-two months following Joan's cancer diagnosis she and her family experienced a journey that changed their lives immeasurably. With unflinching honesty, Eric R. Kingson recounts the ensuing medical treatments, their hopes and fears, their advocacy, and everyday struggles. But at the heart of the book is Joan's warmth and courage. Her observations on life…  See more details below

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In the thirty-two months following Joan's cancer diagnosis she and her family experienced a journey that changed their lives immeasurably. With unflinching honesty, Eric R. Kingson recounts the ensuing medical treatments, their hopes and fears, their advocacy, and everyday struggles. But at the heart of the book is Joan's warmth and courage. Her observations on life and death, more philosophical than clinical, are honest and abundant. Drawing on her wisdom, Kingson has written a powerful and enriching book. Unexpectedly, it proves to be not so much a memoir as a love story. Lessons from Joan is not intended as a "how-to" book, but within its pages readers will find lessons about how to deal with unexpected life-threatening illnesses, how to identify and assess treatment options, and how to communicate with health care providers and deal with managed care.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815608387
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
209
Sales rank:
1,243,298
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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