“An invaluable guide to patients and their families navigating the difficult journey through cancer.”
When your doctor utters the word “cancer,” life changes in an instant. It is a moment when time stands still, a moment laden with anxiety and uncertainty. A new journey is beginning, and it is one for which you are likely ill prepared.
For a newly diagnosed patient, it is like going on a trip without knowing the destination or method of transportation, with no map to guide you and no planned arrival time. It is little wonder that patients often feel overwhelmed and unable to participate in critical decisions about their care. Our logical minds stop working just when we need to be thinking with absolute clarity about our next steps.
After You Hear It's Cancer is a survival guide for this difficult time. It helps you see through the initial fog of distress, anticipate the curves and bends in the road ahead, and make the right decisions for you and your family. This book covers a broad range of topics, from the selection of your care team to critical decisions at the end of treatment.
John and Lori integrate cutting-edge research with the perspectives of numerous cancer patients to yield an empathetic but pragmatic handbook that should be required reading for all cancer patients and their caregivers.
Hear how four lives were forever changed by a cancer diagnosis as 3 patients and a surviving spouse discuss the journey through cancer. The video moves from the moment of diagnosis thru the grace bestowed by a difficult journey with many hurdles along the way. Play Video.