A twelve-year cancer survivor and oncology rehabilitation specialist, Dr. Julie K. Silver wrote After Cancer Treatment to help others recover from the exhaustion and physical devastation that often follow treatment. This new edition of the book, retitled Before and After Cancer Treatment, describes improved therapies, better delivery of care, holistic care options, and energetics. In covering the benefits of prehabilitation strategies, which improve physical and emotional strength before beginning therapy, the book adds another dimension to the experience of cancer treatment.
Dr. Silver fills this survivor-oriented book with exercise and diet recommendations as well as step-by-step instructions for fighting fatigue, monitoring mood, and overcoming setbacks. Readers are encouraged to set balanced goals, take time to heal, and consult both conventional and alternative medicine.
Most people will live for many years after their initial cancer diagnosisoften cured or in remission. Some will live with cancer as a chronic condition. The goal is always to live life to the fullest, which means feeling as strong as possiblephysically and emotionally. Dr. Silver recommends daring to dream again and preparing for the future. Wherever they are in their own journey with cancer, readers will find here a personal, practical, and powerful guide to recovery.
About the Author
Julie K. Silver, MD, is an associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School and a member of the medical staff at Spaulding Rehabilitation, Massachusetts General, and Brigham and Women's Hospitals. She developed the STAR Program (Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation), a best practices cancer prehabilitation and rehabilitation model of care that has been adopted by many hospitals and cancer centers.
Table of Contents
1. Get Your Life Back on Track
2. Understand Physical Healing
3. Dare to Dream Again
4. Prioritize What You Do and Pace Yourself
5. Seek Help from Conventional Medicine
6. Explore Eastern and Other Medical Systems
7. Dance, Skip, and Walk: Exercise Your Way Back to Health
8. Nourish Your Body
9. Fight Fatigue
10. Ease Your Pain
11. Monitor Your Mood
12. Tap into Your Spirituality
13. Love and Be Loved
14. Surmount Setbacks
15. Look What's on the Horizon