Lifelines to Cancer Survival: A New Approach to Personalized Care

Lifelines to Cancer Survival: A New Approach to Personalized Care

by Mark Roby
Lifelines to Cancer Survival: A New Approach to Personalized Care

Lifelines to Cancer Survival: A New Approach to Personalized Care

by Mark Roby



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That's what cancer survivor Mark Roby wants you to do. On December 30, 2002, Roby was diagnosed with one of the rarest cancers in the world and told it was unresponsive to all known chemotherapy. His oncologist suggested he "accept the inevitable," but Roby thought otherwise.

Quickly realizing that conventional thinking would do little to help him, he created his own, personalized treatment plan targeting his specific tumor. And he survived!

This is Roby's story, but more importantly it's his compilation of the many resources he painstakingly discovered and wants to share with others who are fighting similar battles. With a medical insider's knowledge of what it takes to stay alive when all the odds are against you, Lifelines to Cancer Survival is the first book to help guide cancer patients toward advanced modalities and testing, such as genetic profiling, personalized vaccines, and more. Roby wants to lead the charge of patients directing and supervising their own care.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780986167324
Publisher: Integrative Medicine Publishing
Publication date: 04/24/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 226
File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

Foreward Preface Introduction Chapter 1: Lifelines-Tools for Survival Mark Meets Cancer Anything Is Possible Toward Safer, More Effective Cancer Care Chapter 2: Lifelines to Setting Your Intention to Survive Defining Intention and Engagement Researching Your Cancer The Importance of Following Rituals Setting Your Intention A Cancer Diagnosis Offers a Watershed Moment Chapter 3: Lifelines to Building Your Inner Circle A Warning to All Cancer Patients Defining, Finding and Building Your Inner Circle Keys to Survival Choosing an Oncologist The Advantages of Having a Personal Researcher The Benefits of Having an Integrative Specialist Finding and Working with Cancer Survivors/Mentors Leaning on Your Family and Friends Chapter 4: Lifelines to Your Triad of Survival Looking for Hope What's Stopping You from Taking Charge? 10 Tools to Build Your Triad of Survival Creating My Own Triad of Survival Locating the Best Treatment Options for Your Triad Chapter 5: Lifelines to Anticancer Nutrition The Missing Link Confusion on the Front Lines Problems with the American Diet Sugar Is a Primary Fuel for Cancer A Cancer-Friendly versus Cancer-Unfriendly Environment Food Became My Medicine Adding the Right Supplements Cancer-Fighting Foods The Power of a Plant-Rich Diet The Benefits of Integrative Medicine Chapter 6: Lifelines to Research Are You Taking the Right First Steps? Asking for More Personalized Treatment Turning the Tide Be Prepared for Challenges Tools for Researching Your Own Diagnosis Driving Your Own Care Chapter 7: Lifelines to Multiple Opinions Getting a Second or Third Opinion Higher Levels of Expertise This Has Never Been Done Before. . . Take Your Time in Making Any Big Treatment Decisions Asking the Right Questions Getting the Most out of Each Visit to an Oncologist Chapter 8: Lifelines to Personalized Care Personalized Care, Better Outcomes Your Cancer Is as Unique as Your Fingerprint Common Biomarkers/Targets That Can Be Found in Tumors Another Personalized Treatment Option Becoming Your Own Advocate What the Experts Say about Genes and Cancer Chapter 9: Lifelines to the Soul The Cumulative Effects of Chronic Fear, Anxiety and Stress Is God Really Listening? Finding Your Inner Guidance Becoming an Overcomer The Concept of Giving and Receiving Chapter 10: Lifelines to Patient Engagement The Buck Stops Here Taking a Holistic Approach Looking for a Lifeline Life Gets in the Way Personalizing My Care Chapter 11: Lifelines to Financial Support How Will I Pay the Bills? Bankrupt from Cancer Hesitating to Talk about the Cost of Healthcare Your Financial Survival Conclusion Bibliography Acknowledgments About the Author
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