Live Longer, Live Larger: A Hollistic Approach for Cancer Patients and Their Families

Live Longer, Live Larger: A Hollistic Approach for Cancer Patients and Their Families

by PhD Susan W. Buchholz, William M., MD Buchholz MD
     
 

One of every three Americans faces cancer. With the diagnosis comes a maelstrom of fears about the future and complex decisions about treatment. In this world turned upside down it is difficult to find the right answers, much less be certain that the right questions are asked. It is hard to balance the desire to find a cure and extend life, and the wish to prevent

Overview

One of every three Americans faces cancer. With the diagnosis comes a maelstrom of fears about the future and complex decisions about treatment. In this world turned upside down it is difficult to find the right answers, much less be certain that the right questions are asked. It is hard to balance the desire to find a cure and extend life, and the wish to prevent side effects of treatment. At the same time, patients and families must deal with powerful emotions, keep hope for the future, and maintain a sense of meaning in life.Live Longer, Live Larger is a handbook for people who want a supportive companion in their response to cancer or other serious illness. It is based on the experience and hard-won wisdom of thousands of patients and families dealing with cancer: people of differing temperaments, backgrounds, and medical circumstances. Its stories, exercises and tools can help you survive a diagnosis of cancer to live longer, more meaningfully, and with a higher quality of life, regardless of prognosis or stage of disease. Topics covered include:

  • Conquering fear
  • Finding the right treatment for you
  • Using hope as good medicine
  • Surmounting barriers to treatment
  • Increasing quality and meaning of life
  • Redefining your relationship with cancer
  • Finding opportunity amidst the crisis
Authors William M. Buchholz, M.D., Hematology and Oncology, and Susan W. Buchholz, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, have worked since 1978 with patients and families facing life-threatening illness. Inspired by their patients, they have created a map to help other people successfully navigate the complex world of cancer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565928459
Publisher:
Patient Centered Guides
Publication date:
08/27/2001
Series:
Patient Centered Guides Series
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 9.16(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Buchholz is a graduate of Harvard University and Stanford Medical School. He is board certified in internal medicine and hematology and has practiced hematology and oncology for over 25 years. He has served as a consultant to the Commonwealth Cancer Help Program.

Buchholz is a graduate of Johns Hopkins' Physician Assistant program and received her Ph.D. in clinical health psychology from the Fielding Institute. She has advanced training in biofeedback, self-hypnosis and the Enneagram.

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