The Cancer Survivor's Companion: Practical Ways to Cope with Your Feelings After Cancer

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From body image issues to money troubles and health issues arising from the treatment itself—the cancer survivor's bible

Packed with useful information and advice, along with quotes and case studies that will help readers feel less isolated, this is a practical and highly accessible guide to life after cancer. More than one in three people will develop some kind of cancer in their lifetime, and more than half will survive for at least five years after diagnosis—a ...

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The Cancer Survivor's Companion: Practical Ways to Cope With Your Feelings After Cancer

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Overview

From body image issues to money troubles and health issues arising from the treatment itself—the cancer survivor's bible

Packed with useful information and advice, along with quotes and case studies that will help readers feel less isolated, this is a practical and highly accessible guide to life after cancer. More than one in three people will develop some kind of cancer in their lifetime, and more than half will survive for at least five years after diagnosis—a number that, thanks to screenings and new treatments, is set to increase dramatically in the future. This growing number of cancer survivors faces numerous physical, psychological, social, and spiritual issues including body image issues, money troubles, and relationship and work problems, not to mention numerous health issues arising from the cancer treatment. These issues last for the rest of the survivors' lives, and they can be devastatingly hard to handle. Throughout this helpful book, there are practical self-help tools and mini self-management guides that enable readers not just to "cope" but to live.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780749954901
  • Publisher: Piatkus Books
  • Publication date: 2/25/2013
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 780,921
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Frances Goodhart is a clinical psychologist in oncology and palliative care. Lucy Atkins is a health journalist and the author of First-Time Parent.

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