Cancer is a Word, Not a Sentence: A Practical Guide to Help You Through the First Few Weeks
In this new approach to helping a person (and family) with cancer, renowned medical oncologist Dr. Robert Buckman takes a step-by-step look at coping with a diagnosis and moving forward with life. Cancer is a Word, Not a Sentence is not a dry compilation of cancer facts and biology. Instead, it is a guide for use in the real world. It shows the reader what the diagnosis means, what the tests are all about, how to weigh the benefits and risks of various treatment options, and how to cope with side-effects, uncertainties and emotional ups and downs. Additional topics include: Why clinical trials are worth considering, How to talk about cancer with family and friends, How to talk to your medical team, How to maintain quality of life, Where to get more help. Completing the book is a glossary of terms and a comprehensive list of organizations, websites and resources.