The By-Your-Side Cancer Guide: Empowered, Proactive, Prepared

The By-Your-Side Cancer Guide: Empowered, Proactive, Prepared

by Deborah Gomer


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When you've been diagnosed with cancer, life becomes a roller coaster of overwhelming questions and emotions. How do I understand my insurance? How do I choose a physician? What is the best treatment plan? How do I manage symptoms and side effects?

Then there are the questions that tend to be avoided. How do I deal with my feelings? How do I keep my spirits up? How do I address intimacy and sexuality? What if my cancer recurs?

As an award-winning oncology nurse and a cancer survivor, Deborah Gomer understands the questions and the emotions. She understands the need to take control of that roller coaster. In her search for a resource to recommend to her patients, she was unable to find a book that answered all of the questions her patients had been asking. So she set out to chart a comprehensive course for coping with a cancer diagnosis. In The By-Your-Side Cancer Guide, Deborah walks you through diagnosis, treatment, and beyond with honesty and understanding. As a certified health coach, she provides the tools you need to find your inner strength and navigate your journey.

Within the pages of The By-Your-Side Cancer Guide, you will find information on:

  • Taking the first steps after diagnosis
  • Understanding insurance and finding resources
  • Choosing the right team and the right treatment
  • Managing side effects
  • Caring for your emotions and your spirit
  • Nourishing your body
  • Addressing recurrence

The By-Your-Side Cancer Guide will serve as a compassionate, concise guide to strengthen your mind, body, and spirit so you can be empowered, proactive, and prepared to take control of your medical care and your life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999599808
Publisher: Cunningham House Publishing
Publication date: 03/01/2018
Pages: 230
Sales rank: 559,111
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Deborah Gomer graduated from New York University with a bachelor of Science in Nursing. She has been in practice as an oncology nurse for 25-plus years. She served as past-president of the Broward Oncology Nursing Society and was named a leader in oncology nursing by the Oncology Nursing Society. She was also honored to be named Case Manager of the Year and Health Care Super Hero by her peers. She earned certification as a case manager in 2002 and became a certified health coach in 2014. Deborah has been invited to speak to healthcare professionals and the community and has been published in various magazines for cancer survivors. She is an avid yoga practitioner and enjoys gardening and cooking. She currently resides in Florida with her family.

Table of Contents




Part I: Getting Started

1 The First Steps

2 Managing the Cost of Care

3 Understanding Your Treatment Options

Part II: Caring for Your Mind

4 Nurturing Your Spirit

5 Stress, Emotions, and Depression

Part III: Caring for Your Body

6 Make Nutrition Your Prescription

7 Challenges to Eating Well

8 Taking Control of Side Effects

Part IV: Addressing Difficult Issues

9 Sexuality and Intimacy

10 If Cancer Recurs

Part V

11 Moving Forward

AppendixA: Glossary

Appendix B: Nutrition Tips and Suggestions

Appendix C: Resources


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