Cookies must be enabled to use this web application.

To allow this site to use cookies, use the steps that apply to your browser below. If your browser is not listed below, or if you have any questions regarding this site, please contact us.

Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • 1. Select "Internet Options" from the Tools menu.
  • 2. Click on the "Privacy" tab.
  • 3. Click the "Default" button.
  • 4. Click "OK" to save changes.
Chrome Chrome
  • 1. Click the "Spanner" icon in the top right of the browser.
  • 2. Click Options and change to the "Under the Hood" tab.
  • 3. Scroll down until you see "Cookie settings:".
  • 4. Set this to "Allow all cookies".
Firefox Firefox
  • 1. Go to the "Tools" menu and select "Options".
  • 2. Click the "Privacy" icon on the top of the window.
  • 3. Click on the "Cookies" tab.
  • 4. Check the box corresponding to "Allow sites to set Cookies.
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Opera Opera
  • 1. Click on the "Tools" menu and then click Preferences.
  • 2. Change to the Advanced tab, and to the cookie section.
  • 3. Select "Accept cookies only from the site I visit" or "Accept cookies".
  • 4. Ensure "Delete new cookies when exiting Opera" is not ticked.
  • 5. Click OK.
Netscape and Mozilla Suite Netscape and Mozilla Suite
  • 1. Select "Preferences" from the Edit menu.
  • 2. Click on the arrow next to "Privacy & Security".
  • 3. Under "Privacy & Security" select "Cookies".
  • 4. Select "Enable all cookies".
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Safari Safari
  • 1. Click on the "Cog" icon in Safari.
  • 2. Click Preferences.
  • 3. Change to the Security tab.
  • 4. Select "Only from sites I visit" or "Allow".
  • 5. Close the dialog using the cross.
Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
Book details
  • Genre:HEALTH & FITNESS
  • SubGenre:Diseases / Cancer
  • Language:English
  • Pages:268
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543907759

Cancer: Exploring YOUR Path

by Teresa Matthews

Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
Overview
Fearful, frustrated, or overwhelmed? Don't even know which questions to ask? This easy-to-read, large print book presents reassuring and easy-to-understand tips for coping with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation as well as with emotional issues such as hair loss, grieving, and family dynamics. Stand-alone chapters allow use as a reference manual and avoid the problem of information overload. This book is an insightful gift for the newly diagnosed patient and a valuable tool for family members and friends at any place on the journey. This book is the result of twenty-three years of experience with the adventure of cancer. These are the things I wish I had known that I found out along the way. I hope you will use this book the way you would use a travel guide for a foreign country. Read the chapters that illuminate your destinations, don't worry about the side trips that don't interest you, and save the guide in case of unexpected changes in the itinerary!
Description

Every effort was made to make the book jargon-free and user-friendly. Each chapter includes a very brief summary of important points (in short:) to make it easy to skim for the information you need or to refresh your memory. The light-weight and large print format make it easy to hold and read for those experiencing fatigue or eye changes during treatment. A bibliography includes both print materials and Internet resources that can be trusted.

When dealing with cancer, emotional issues such as self image, sorrow, and family disruption can be as important as the physical ones. The questions of fear, planning for the future, and social dynamics may not be part of the treatment discussion but they certainly impact daily life. The diagnosis of cancer is a turning point, and chapters on maintaining good health habits can guide a new lifestyle.

For those facing continuing treatment, interviews and insights from those living well with cancer as a chronic condition are included. Practical matters like legal needs, caregiver support and hospice/palliative care are addressed to bring peace of mind.

About the author
Teresa Kalvelage Matthews is a twenty-three year survivor of ovarian cancer and a twenty year survivor of breast cancer. These two unrelated cancer "adventures" gave her a passionate dedication to easing the journey for other men and women facing similar challenges. A writer with a degree in biology from U.C. Berkeley, she has worked in medical offices, as a hospice volunteer, and as a spiritual support volunteer. Her inspirational, hopeful, and practical tips provide a blueprint for people in treatment. Her insights into the patient's point of view have been used for professional training for hospice volunteers and social workers. She currently counsels newly diagnosed cancer patients.
Thanks for submitting a review!

Your review will need to be approved by the author before being posted.

See Inside
Front Cover

Loading book cover...

Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
Session Expiration WarningYour session is due to expire.

Your online session is due to expire shortly.
Would you like to extend your session and remain logged in?

Session Expired

Your session has expired.We're sorry, but your online session has expired.
Please log back into your account to continue.