Hey Cancer, F**k You!: A memoir with a message.

Hey Cancer, F**k You!: A memoir with a message.

by Lewis Shaw


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Hey Cancer, F**K You! is a memoir with a message. The book is a chronicle of the first ten years of my confrontation with incurable, metastatic neuroendocrine cancer. From the stunning surprise of being diagnosed through a near fatal episode of disease progression which forced my retirement from Emergency Medicine, the narrative documents living with an incurable, ultimately fatal disease without permitting the disease to define my life. It is intended to inform, inspire and entertain.

Although written from the perspective of a patient who is also a physician, the book is not clinical. The information is presented for the lay-person and when medical terms are used, brief explanations accompany. The narrative illustrates an approach to living with incurable cancer, which can be extrapolated to other chronic diseases. I incorporate "life-goes-on" moments and some humor, typically self-deprecating to entertain. By emphasizing there is nothing special about me, I hope to convince the reader that she/he can meet a similar challenge. The book's pace, brevity (no more than 30,000 words) and illustrations will prevent reader boredom.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781095267912
Publisher: Lewis Shaw
Publication date: 05/01/2019
Pages: 122
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.26(d)

About the Author

Dr. Shaw is a Pennsylvania native and an Eagle Scout.  After graduating from Bucknell University with a B.S. degree in Chemistry, he matriculated to the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine.  After receiving his M.D. degree in 1983, he completed a residency in Emergency Medicine and subsequently became board-certified in that specialty.  Dr. Shaw worked as an emergency physician for more than 25 years, serving for the last eight years as the Chairman of Emergency Medicine for the Pinnacle Health System in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  He is married and has two children.

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