Learn to Live Through Cancer: What You Need to Know and Do

Learn to Live Through Cancer: What You Need to Know and Do

By: Stewart Fleishman (author)Paperback

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Named a 2011 Best Consumer Health Title by the American Journal of Nursing Learn to Live Through Cancer: What You Need to Know and Do is the result of Dr Fleishman's three decades of research, patient outreach and the development of his model of supportive integrative Cancer treatment. The book presents a step-by-step guide to improve the length and quality of life for Cancer survivors, helping them to manage the variety of physical, emotional and spiritual issues they face proactively. Dr Fleishman was the director of Cancer Support Services for the Continuum Cancer Centers of New York at Beth Israel and St Luke's Roosevelt. In his practice he has emphasised survivorship programmes that along with good quality Cancer treatment and start at the time of diagnosis. In Learn to Live Through Cancer: What You Need to Know and Do Cancer survivors will learn how to evaluate their condition, improve their communication with healthcare providers, research their illness and treatment options, seek complementary therapies when necessary, improve overall health habits, tend to their emotional well-being and continue to monitor the long-term success of their survivorship programme. The book is a complete guide to getting a person with Cancer through that critical time from diagnosis to remission and on with their life. It is an inspirational, cutting-edge book that provides a roadmap to a healthier and meaningful future following a Cancer diagnosis.

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is the former Director of Cancer Supportive Services at the Continuum Cancer Centers of New York and the Associate Chief Medical Officer of Continuum Hospice Care-Jacob Perlow Hospice. He was actively involved in research focused on quality of life and symptom control in people with cancer, and serves on national committees dedicated to this work. Originally specializing in psychiatry, Dr. Fleishman's practice was focused on pain management, symptom control and palliative care. He is Board Certified in both Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Psychiatry/Neurology.


Part I: Why This Book?; 1. Survivorship Begins at the Time of Diagnosis; 2. Setting My Goals; 3. Getting the Most Out of This Book; Part II: I Have Cancer, Now What?; 4. Understanding Cancer; 5. Building Blocks of Cancer Treatment; 6. Initial Consultation; 7. Beginning Treatment; 8. Understanding What Is Happening to Me; 9. Disclosure: Who Do I Tell and When?; 10. Why Is My Team So Uncomplimentary about Complementary Care?; Part III: Make Your Plan and LEARN It; 11. Basics of the LEARN Plan; 12. Living; 13. Education; 14. Activity; 15. Rest; 16. Nutrition; Part IV: Just Finishing Treatment; 17. Just Finishing Treatment and Feeling Lousy; 18. New Challenges; 19. Medical Problems I Had Before Now Got More Complicated; 20. Hormones; 21. I'm Not Spiritual Am I in Trouble?; 22. Finding My Way Back; Part V: The First Three Months After Treatment; 23. Living Beyond Cancer: The First Three Months; 24. How People Treat Me; 25. Who Do I Call?; 26. Back into The World; Part VI: Three to Six Months After Treatment; 27. Living Beyond Cancer: Three to Six Months; 28. Fertility; 29. Giving Back; Part VII: Six Months and Beyond; 30. Living Cancer-Free; 31. Living With Recurrence or Relapse

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/05/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781936303083
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 360
  • ID: 9781936303083
  • weight: 635
  • ISBN10: 1936303086

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