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.