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- DescriptionSurviving with cancer, Natalie Davis Spingarn tells us, means seeing yourself differently and recognizing that others may see you differently. It means worrying more about work and money. It means facing your mortality. It means dealing with the medical system by learning how to be a good consumer of health services-including making choices among different doctors, medical centers, and insurance plans. Diagsed with cancer in the early 1970s and w an independent writer specializing in health and social policy issues (particularly for the Washington Post), Spingarn uses her experiences as the basis for describing and critiquing what experts say about the emotional, physical, family, and practical issues involved. She helps others deal with such issues by relating her own experiences, good and bad, and offering practical encouragement to readers in similar situations. Lively and empathetic, The New Cancer Survivors will appeal to persons with cancer who, thanks to modern medical science, are hanging in there with illnesses that once evoked only submission or surrender -as well as to their families, friends, and caregivers. Throughout, the author shines a bright light on the cancer experience, providing good reason to be hopeful as well as insight into how to respond when things do t go so well. Because she has suffered recurrences, she can compare treatment in the seventies (week-long hospital stays, for example, and extensive surgery and chemotherapy) with treatment in the nineties ( drive-through precision surgery, genetic testing, the incorporation of some complementary therapies into mainstream medicine) and weigh the differences. The New Cancer Survivors digs deep for the truth and serves it up with humor and attitude-offering a wealth of information, comfort, and inspiration.
- Author BiographyNatalie Davis Spingarn is a prize-winning writer on health care and social policy for the Washington Post and other publications and a long-time leader in the cancer survivorship movement. Her other books include To Save Your Life and Heartbeat: The Politics of Health Research.
- Author(s)Natalie Davis Spingarn
- PublisherJohns Hopkins University Press
- Date of Publication29/11/1999
- SubjectCoping with Problems & Illness
- Place of PublicationBaltimore, MD
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintJohns Hopkins University Press
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight340 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine14 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Interest AgeFrom 18
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