When a diagnosis topples your life, you can identify those factors you can control in order to pursue the best care possible. This work shows you how.
In the United States cancer is overtaking heart disease as the leading cause of death. Although a devastatingly common disease, the average person in the US has minimal practical or scientific knowledge about cancer and its treatment. And fewer still are aware of the pitfalls and obstacles inherent in cancer care.
Here, Stephen Rosenberg, MD, offers an accessible guide to the disease and the challenges of receiving the best care possible. He guides readers and their loved ones through the process of receiving the diagnosis and laying out a plan moving forward regardless of cancer diagnosis. He identifies the most common pitfalls on the treatment path and helps readers avoid them while they seek the best care possible. Receiving a cancer diagnosis is already devastating. Navigating the confusing waters of treatment should not be. Offering insight into handling emotions, incorporating complementary care, important lifestyle choices, and how to overcome the most common mistakes made in cancer care, this work offers a light in the dark.
The ABC’s of what you should know when diagnosed with cancer. Dr.Rosenberg does a great job of providing information that patients should know when confronting a cancer diagnosis: what is important, what to ask your doctors, how to start to understand this complex disease. — Randall J. Kimple, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Human Oncology, Director of Cancer Biology and Translational Medicine, University of Wisconsin
As a public librarian and cancer survivor, I have found this book to be a valuable resource for those diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones. It distills the daunting amount of information into easily readable and tangible concepts. — Carra Davies, Librarian, Madison Public Library
There were so many questions when I was diagnosed with cancer. Dr. Rosenberg’s book would have been a life raft in a sea of uncertainty. His helpful and informative book provides insight, clarity and relief in a time of great distress. — Lori J. Kayser, CEO, Coming Together Against Cancer, Co-founder, Team Tony Cancer Foundation, Leadership and Cancer Coach
Concise. Easy to read. Dr. Rosenberg has made the definitive guide for cancer patients. — Michael F. Bassetti, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Human Oncology, University of Wisconsin
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