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In ten free standing essays, a cancer psychologist draws on his years of experience in helping patients and families face the challenges of illness.

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What does it mean to
"find your way through cancer?"

Having cancer launches you on a journey through an unpredictable and disquieting world. There are many ups and downs along the way, and it's easy to lose your bearings or be knocked off course. Among the many challenges facing you, one is just to navigate this journey in a way that is right for you.

I say that because there is more than one attitude or approach to take when dealing with cancer. There are many ways of feeling about it, many ways of resolving the trials and dilemmas it poses, and many ways of coping with suffering. There are also many ways of defining, in your mind, what you need f rom your loved ones and what they need from you (for example, do they need you to b e optimistic and upbeat, or realistic and honest about your true feelings?). In dealing with all these issues, the right path for you may not be readily apparent. I hope my book can help. Read more...



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