After You Hear It's Cancer


After You Hear It's Cancer


AFTER YOU HEAR IT’S CANCER: A Guide to Navigating the Difficult Journey Ahead, written by health care experts John Leifer and Lori Lindstrom Leifer M.D., serves as an invaluable companion for patients and their families as they make the arduous, and uncertain journey through this difficult disease. The book explains, in clear and easily understood terms, every step along the way – from diagnosis to ultimate outcome, covering a vast array of topics in the process.

You will find important information on:

  • Understanding your diagnosis and treatment options
  • How to select your cancer care team and facility for treatment
  • The importance of second opinions
  • What to do when you are presented with multiple options for treatment
  • How to anticipate and manage the side-effects of treatment
  • How to manage the emotional roller-coast of cancer
  • What to do when cancer treatment seems unaffordable
  • How to care for your family caregivers
  • What happens when initial treatments fail
  • Understanding clinical trials
  • The challenges that await cancer survivors
  • The importance of hope throughout the journey

The book is divided into three sections so that patients may read those sections that are most relevant to them.

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