Surviving Cancer: One Woman's Story and Her Inspiring Program for Anyone Facing a Cancer Diagnosis

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When cancer specialists at Boston’s internationally renowned Dana-Farber Cancer Institute diagnosed Margie Levine with a deadly asbestos-related lung cancer, they predicted that she had only six months to live. Refusing to give up hope, she chose an approach that combined state-of-the-art medicine with her own holistic program. Eleven years later, her mind/body regimen has evolved into a prescription for survival, and she has dedicated her life to sharing it with others.

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Overview

When cancer specialists at Boston’s internationally renowned Dana-Farber Cancer Institute diagnosed Margie Levine with a deadly asbestos-related lung cancer, they predicted that she had only six months to live. Refusing to give up hope, she chose an approach that combined state-of-the-art medicine with her own holistic program. Eleven years later, her mind/body regimen has evolved into a prescription for survival, and she has dedicated her life to sharing it with others.

Surviving Cancer offers a practical, integrated way of self-healing, with advice on:

•Creating the best possible team of physicians and loved ones

• Maximizing nutrition, using veggie overdosing

• Ridding your cells of harbored anger with a six-point forgiveness program

• Using music to boost your immune system and fight pain

• Using visualization to make your own affirmation tape

• Building up endorphins by seeking joy

• Using creative meditation techniques

Covering these topics and dozens more, Surviving Cancer is not only one woman’s lifesaving testimony, it’s a plan for finding rejuvenation in every new day.

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“This book is a gift to people with cancer and those who love them. It provides practical instructions for involving body, mind, and spirit in the healing process. A book about hope and possibility, it is an awesome inspiration.”
--Joan Borysenko, author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind

“Margie Levine has written an owner’s manual for cancer patients. Her lessons are from the heart and provide a blueprint to overcoming disease. Surviving Cancer teaches us how to mature and evolve as we overcome physical and emotional obstacles.”
--Mehmet Oz, M.D., Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, and author of Healing from the Heart

Publishers Weekly
"When facing a major health crisis, connecting with people is an invaluable lifeline," writes Margie Levine in Surviving Cancer: One Woman's Story and Her Inspiring Program for Anyone Facing a Cancer Diagnosis. Call "friends in the medical field, and then friends of their friends"; call "hospitals, libraries and health clinics... cancer organizations and holistic health centers"; contact intimates and "fellow travelers" (others with cancer) for support. Such networking, says Levine, yields "information that may be more immediately useful... than what you find in books, because it is first-hand, people-driven, up-to-date, and customized to your specific situation by the questions you ask." That said, Levine, in a compassionate but matter-of-fact manner, offers an exceptionally helpful book. She suggests small, practical steps that can make a big difference organizationally, such as using a tape recorder and a medical notebook to record information. She outlines alternative therapies (massage, acupuncture, etc.), spiritual and psychological resources and practices (meditation, prayer, journaling), medications, diet and strategies for dealing with MRIs and stress in general. Recommended for anyone with cancer and their loved ones. ( Aug. 14) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Library Journal
Levine is a health education teacher, a social worker, a therapist specializing in integrative medicine, and most importantly a cancer survivor. Diagnosed with mesothelioma of the lung in 1989, she was told that she only had six months to live. Her success story is told in this combination of aggressive, cutting-edge medicine, nutritional support, meditation, visualization, and other alternative therapies. By networking, Levine sought out the best physicians and latest treatments and investigated clinical trials. Along the way, she provides helpful hints for becoming one's own best advocate. Cancer sufferers can use her story as a road map to effective treatment. Unique in its combination of the personal and the practical, this inspirational guide is recommended for public libraries and consumer health collections. [The "Forty-One Steps to Wellness" section was originally self-published as Embracing Challenge. Ed.] Jodith Janes, Cleveland Clinic Fndn. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780767907156
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 938,495
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.95 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Margie Levine is a health education teacher, social worker, and therapist who specializes in integrative medicine, which blends conventional and complementary therapies. She conducts mind/body seminars on health-related issues and also runs the Boston Institute of Noetic Science group. She divides her time between Cape Cod and Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.
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    No one survives stage four lung cancer. So the fact that Ms. Levine did makes this book important. People who are dying of stage four lung cancer need to believe that they might live to go through the debilitating treatments they will endure in order to hopefully prolong their lives. I don't think it is the best written book or even that the tips are in any way mind blowing. But knowing someone out there survived is sometimes the best gift of all when you are dying...

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