Colon Cancer Suvrivors' Guide: Living Longer, Stronger by Curtis Pesmen
Based on his award-winning series of Esquire magazine articles on his own survival of colon cancer, the author shows how a person diagnosed with cancer stops becoming a patient and starts becoming a survivor. Above all, it offers advice on the healing of scars, both physical and emotional, how to leave cancer behind, and how to move confidently forward.
Curtis Pesmen is author several books including How a Man Ages, What She Wants, and Your First Year of Marriage. He has written for Esquire, GQ, SELF, Outside and Glamour magazines, and was the founding editor of LIVESTRONG Quarterly. As health/features editor of SELF magazine, he helped develop the internationally recognized, pink-ribbon breast cancer awareness campaign. He is an active in cancer patient advocacy.
What People are Saying About This
"Regardless of the type of cancer you had or have... this guide is a window into a world best described as the 'new normal.'" From the Foreword, survivor/chairwoman, Colorectal Cancer Network
"The candidness and originality of Curtis Pesmen's writing serve as guides along the cancer journey with insights that are both practical and moving." Managing Editor, CURE magazine
Mark Lane Welton
"Reading Curtis' accounts of his experience, impressions and reactions has changed the way I practice medicine" MD, Chief, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine
"To rebound from an inconceivable misdiagnosis and a life threatening bout with colon cancer is one thing. To spend the
next five years figuring it all out for others is quite another. At every possible level -emotional, medical, and day-to-day practical - Curtis Pesmen provides exceptional insight, candor, and reportorial tenacity. There isn't another author who can match Pesmen's gift- he writes with the brave fluidity of a favorite newspaper columnist but thinks (and digs) like Bill Moyers. For those who marveled over the Lance Armstrong story, it's time to hear from another survivor. Because this survivor could be you." author of The Last River and The Darkest Jungle
"Cuts to the quick and the heart's truth. This book is your trusted companion-full of practical know-how, emotional grist and never letting illness break your spirit." author and columnist, Seattle Post-Intelligencer