Cancer Survival Guide: How to Conquer it and Live a Good Life

Charlotte Libov
Humanix Books

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A cancer diagnosis brings along with it immediate feelings of fear, panic, and helplessness, often causing you to make rash decisions about your treatment. Just as the title implies, the Cancer Survival Guide will lead you through what will undoubtedly be the most crucial healthcare decisions you'll ever make. This definitive manual to understanding, managing, and preventing the disease offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date information available on the subject, such as:

  • What cancer is, its symptoms and causes, and how it affects the body
  • The major forms of cancer including statistics on gender, age, culture, and prognosis
  • How to choose the right doctor based on your diagnosis
  • Creating a personal healthcare record to ensure that no detail is left to chance
  • The conventional and alternative treatments available, and what side effects to expect
  • Physical and emotional coping strategies, before, during, and after treatment
  • How to navigate life after cancer, the future of cancer research, and much more . . .

You can rely on the Cancer Survival Guide to address every facet of this illness that not only affects the sufferer's physical well-being and lifestyle, but also impacts family, friends, and caregivers.

Feb. 1, 2016

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