Reclaiming your life after diagnosis: The Cancer Support Community Handbook

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Reclaiming your life after diagnosis: The Cancer Support Community Handbook

Format:  Paperback,

288 pages

Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services

Publish Date: May 2012

ISBN-13: 9781936661763

ISBN-10: 1936661764

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Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
Publish Date: May 2012
ISBN-13: 9781936661763
ISBN-10: 1936661764
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 288
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.9
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.0 x 9.0 x 1.0
Walmart No.: 9781936661763

About the author

Biography of Oz, Mehmet C.

Dr. Mehmet C. Oz was born in Cleveland, Ohio on June 11, 1960. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University. He holds a joint MD and MBA from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and The Wharton School. Dr. Oz is a professor of Cardiac Surgery at Columbia University. He also directs the Heart Assistance Device Program and is founder of the Complementary Medicine Program at New York - Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Oz is the award-winning author of Healing from the Heart. His "You" series books, written with Dr. Michael F. Roizen, have been on the New York Times bestseller list. Dr. Oz can often been seen on the Discovery Channel, the Oprah Winfrey show, and is a regular contributor to the 24/7 XM Satellite Radio: Oprah & Friends channel. Dr. Oz was named Time Magazine's 44th "Most Influential Scientist and Thinker" in 2008. Dr. Oz is married to author and Reiki master, Lisa Oz. They have four children.

Chapter outline

Introduction: The Cancer Support Community: A Bold New Vision in Cancer Care
Becoming Empowered
Understanding Cancer
Regaining Your Balance After Diagnosis
The Empowered Patient: The Cancer Support Community Approach
Knowing Your Options
Getting a Second Opinion-and Maybe a Third
Evaluating Traditional Treatment Options
New Frontiers in Treatment
Clinical Trials
Considering Another Approach: Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Managing Symptoms and Side Effects
Managing Practical Matters
Making the Mind-Body Spirit Connection
Coping with Cancer
It's Not Just You: It Takes a Community
Spirituality and Looking Inward
Moving from Patient to Survivor
Help Yourself, Help Others: Emotional Support, Information, and Action
Wellness Inside and Out: Nutrition and Exercise
Facing the Road Ahead Together: Survivorship
Cancer Care for the Whole Patient: Meeting Psychosocial Health Needs 2007 IOM Report Recommendations
Cancer Support Community Affiliates and Advisors
Cancer Support Community National Board of Directors
Cancer Support Community Professional Advisory Board
Support, Information, and Financial Resources
Personal Information Sheets
About the Authors

Book description

A Comprehensive and Compassionate Approach to Cancer Care ' Reclaiming Your Life After Diagnosis' is packed with incredible information and resources to get you or someone you love through the challenging journey of a cancer diagnosis and treatment. This book accurately and compassionately addresses the physical, emotional, social and practical needs of cancer patients and their support systems. Find out how to: Put an effective support and resource team in place to buffer against the challenges of diagnosis and treatment Build a community to deal with the daunting decisions treatment requires Develop practical, more effective ways to manage side effects Deal with complex emotional issues ranging from the shock of initial diagnosis to creating a living legacy and a meaning-filled life Through powerful, first-person testimony, as well as a plethora of the best tips, evidence-based research, treatment and support information currently available, ' Reclaiming Your Life After Diagnosis' will help cancer patients develop the strength and empowerment they need to stay focused on healing--and to develop the mindset of a survivor.

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