Coping with the Emotional Impact of Cancer: Become an Active Patient and Take Charge of Your Treatment
By Neil Fiore
Publisher: Bay Tree Publishing (October 1, 2009) 178 Pages
The author of this book is a 30-year survivor of a terminal cancer diagnosis, dramatically demonstrates how patients can maintain personal control of their lives while subject to sometimes harsh treatments. Offering hope and reassurance, Fiore provides practical tools for: managing the initial shock at receiving a cancer diagnosis, lessening stress and worry, combating depression, preparing your body for treatment, and living a rich full life with cancer despite the fear and possibility of recurrence. The author shares practical techniques for coping with the emotional and physical impact of this life-threatening disease. He shows how to establish team relationships with doctors and therapists, communicate with family and friends, and deal with feelings of helplessness. The book offers guidance in building emotional support systems with physicians, family and friends.