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8 Steps to Getting Real with Cancer is a practical, compassionate step-by-step guide for newly-diagnosed cancer patients and those who love them. Empowerment is the key theme as Marianne McDonough, a breast cancer survivor, addresses the critical first weeks of diagnosis and treatment when patients feel powerless and suddenly face an avalanche of information, decisions, and soul-searing questions. The book is divided into 8 Steps that coincide with those questions, such as: * What do I believe about cancer and myself as a cancer patient? * How shall I interact with others, especially my family and friends? * How do I work with medical providers and select treatment? * How do I feel about possibly dying? * Where is God in all of this? * What am I afraid of? * How do I deal with the stress? * Do I dare hope for a future? Using specific examples from her own cancer journey, McDonough employs a concise three-fold format: myths versus truths statements, how to applications, and survivors attitudes. Additionally, she debunks easy platitudes that impose unfair expectations and standards on patients suddenly struggling with life and death matters. With palpable empathy, the author writes in a transparent, conversational style. The book is a short, easy read, because newly-diagnosed patients, she says, have little time or energy to navigate long, complicated documents. Although her own story involves breast cancer, the principles presented in this book apply to any type of cancer journey. The primary audience for this book is cancer patients, especially newly diagnosed, and support people who love and care for them. Other readers include medical, counseling, and ministerial professionals. This book is an excellent resource and addition to hospital gift shops, oncology and ob/gyn departments, and church book stores.
8 Steps to Getting Real with Cancer: Empowering Newly-Diagnosed Patients and Those Who Love Them
- Book8 Steps to Getting Real with Cancer: Empowering Newly-Diagnosed Patients and Those Who Love Them
- Author:Marianne C. McDonough
- Publishing Date:2016-09-04
- Publisher:Sapphire River Publishing Services, Inc.
- Number Of pages:102