What Helped Get Me Through
Cancer Survivors Share Wisdom and Hope
Edited by Julie K. Silver
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What Helped Get Me Through by Julie K. Silver
Book DescriptionHere, in their own words, hundreds of cancer survivors from all walks of life - including celebrities like Lance Armstrong, Carly Simon, Scott Hamilton, and many others - offer their true-life experiences, heartfelt reflections, encouragement, hope, and solutions for 'getting through' the cancer journey. Their goal: to give readers the strength, courage, and knowledge needed to face the tough challenges ahead, to make their life easier and richer, whether newly diagnosed patient, survivor, family member, friend, or caregiver. There are insights aplenty for each of us.Their words are sometimes frank and often eye-opening, covering every aspect of the cancer experience - emotionally, physically, and spiritually.It includes topics such as: how to manage fear and uncertainty; how to navigate through the treatment options; how to talk to children about cancer and help them cope; how to interact with your medical team; how to nurture yourself and relieve stress; how being spiritual helped; how friends and family made a difference; what would have helped, but was too hard to ask; what would have helped at diagnosis, if you'd only known; and much, much more.In addition, Dr. Silver organizes the advice of survivors and medical professionals into many helpful lists, for example, 'Ten Tips to Help Children and Families' and 'Five Things Your Oncologist Should Tell You'.The result is a book that speaks to everyone about the cancer experience, a book filled with wisdom and, most of all, hope.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781604430042
(226mm x 175mm x 25mm)
Imprint: American Cancer Society
Publisher: American Cancer Society
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Julie K. Silver
Before and After Cancer Treatment, Paperback (November 2015)
Wherever they are in their own journey with cancer, readers will find here a personal, practical, and powerful guide to recovery.
You Can Heal Yourself, Paperback (February 2012)
Our bodies are amazing in their capacity to heal, however, people can be taught how to heal faster, better, and stronger, both physically and emotionally. This title offers the strategies needed to achieve optimal healing.
Life After Stroke, Paperback (June 2006)
Relating patients' experiences and bringing readers up to date on promising new treatments, Life After Stroke offers hope to stroke survivors and their families.
Chronic Pain and the Family, Paperback (October 2004)» View all books by Julie K. Silver
Silver reviews the causes and characteristics of chronic pain and explores its impact on family relationships, covering such issues as employment, parenting, childbearing and inheritance, and emotional health.
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Author Biography - Julie K. Silver
Julie K. Silver, MD, is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She is the author of Post-Polio Syndrome A Guide for Polio Survivors and Their Families, Life After Stroke: Recovering Your Health and Preventing Another Stroke, and After Cancer Treatment: Heal Faster, Better, Stronger, and has written dozens of magazine and newspaper articles and authored numerous research publications. She frequently lectures to both healthcare professionals and the public on health-related issues, and has also given hundreds of print interviews and numerous radio and television interviews including, The Early Show, ABC News Now, AARP Radio, NPR radio, USA Today, and many others."
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