Liv­ing with Cancer: A Step-bystep Guide for Cop­ing Med­i­cally and Emo­tion­ally with a Se­ri­ous Di­ag­no­sis

Vicki A. Jack­son David P. Ryan Michelle D. Seaton

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Johns Hop­kins Univer­sity Press Soft­cover $22.95 (368pp) 978-1-4214-2233-6 Pa­tients at any stage of this dis­ease will find rich, use­ful in­for­ma­tion that can help them cope more ef­fec­tively.

Many cancer pa­tients find them­selves feel­ing confused and adrift af­ter a di­ag­no­sis, ac­cord­ing to the au­thors of Liv­ing with Cancer. Strug­gles to un­der­stand med­i­cal jar­gon while deal­ing with thorny emo­tional is­sues can make cancer treat­ment into a dif­fi­cult, and of­ten wrench­ing, ex­pe­ri­ence.

By de­vel­op­ing this read­able and com­pre­hen­sive guide for pa­tients, their fam­i­lies, and other care­givers, the au­thors have done a great ser­vice to those af­fected by cancer. They draw on their ex­pe­ri­ence cre­at­ing a unique pro­gram at Mas­sachusetts Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal, in which top­ics like symp­tom man­age­ment, treat­ment de­ci­sions, and cop­ing mech­a­nisms are blended to­gether for each pa­tient to thrive phys­i­cally as well as emo­tion­ally.

Vicki Jack­son, MD, MPH, is chief of pal­lia­tive care, while David Ryan, MD, is the chief of hema­tol­ogy and on­col­ogy, and med­i­cal writer Michelle Seaton brings her ex­pe­ri­ence writ­ing non­fic­tion into play. The com­bi­na­tion of these three ar­eas of ex­per­tise is pow­er­ful, and each pro­vides re­as­sur­ance along the way. One of the most chal­leng­ing as­pects for any se­ri­ous di­ag­no­sis

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