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Surviving Cancer Emotionally. Learning How to Heal. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 5227174
  • Book
  • October 2001
  • 240 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Inspiration and Information to Help You Cope With the EmotionalEffects of Cancer

Cancer changes our lives-physically and emotionally. The more youunderstand about your psychological reactions to cancer, the moreeffectively you can cope. In this powerful book, Dr. Roger Granet,a psychiatrist who specializes in the emotional side effects ofcancer and its treatment, draws on two decades of experience as heexplains what you can expect emotionally at each phase. Here'sadvice on:

Dealing with the diagnosis

Finding the coping style that's right for you

Handling the many demands of treatment

Knowing when to ask for help-and how to find it

Surviving and coming to terms with a different you

Handling the fear of recurrence

Written with compassion and clarity, Surviving Cancer Emotionallyreveals how we can cope with a devastating illness and turn it intoa positive catalyst for embracing life.

"Dr. Granet provides ways to help people heal emotionally as theycope with an illness that carries great fears with it. Patients andfamilies will find this book a helpful companion as they undertakethe cancer journey with all its twists and turns."-Jimmie Holland,M.D., Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Memorial Sloan-KetteringCancer Center

"Dr. Granet is a caring physician with a heart and soul, and anunusual gift for telling a story. This book should be read byanybody who has cancer, or who has a loved one with cancer."-RobertMichels, M.D., University Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry,Cornell University, and former Dean and Provost, Cornell UniversityMedical College
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Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

PART ONE: CANCER AND FEELINGS.

Understanding the Emotional and Physical Realities of Cancer.

Coping: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why.

PART TWO: THE EMOTIONAL COURSE OF CANCER.

One Crisis Ends, Another Begins.

Coping with the Diagnosis.

Treatment's Many Demands.

Survival: Returning to "Normal"?

PART THREE: SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS.

The Emotional Disorders of Cancer and Their Treatment.

For Family and Friends.

Cancer's Journey and Other Good Fortunes.

Sources and Further Reading.

Resources.

Index.
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Roger Granet
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