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Live Longer, Live Larger: a Holistic Approach for Cancer Patients and Their Families A Holistic Approach for Cancer Patients and Their Families

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ISBN-10: 1565928458

ISBN-13: 9781565928459

Edition: 2001

Authors: Susan W. Buchholz, William M. Buchholz, Linda Walsh, Drs Bill

List price: $24.95
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One of every three Americans faces cancer. With the diagnosis comes a maelstrom of fears about the future and complex decisions about treatment. In this world turned upside down it is difficult to find the right answers, much less be certain that the right questions are asked. It is hard to balance the desire to find a cure and extend life, and the wish to prevent side effects of treatment. At the same time, patients and families must deal with powerful emotions, keep hope for the future, and maintain a sense of meaning in life. "Live Longer, Live Larger is a handbook for people who want a supportive companion in their response to cancer or other serious illness. It is based on the…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/7/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386

A Letter to my Fellow Physicians
In the Beginning
Responding to Your Diagnosis
A deeper decision
Arriving at a diagnosis
Responses to diagnosis
Understanding the language
Understanding how doctors think
Diagnosing the person with cancer
Defining Your Relationship with Cancer
Understanding cancer
Understanding the message of cancer
The cancer/patient relationship
Redefining the cancer/patient relationship
Overcoming Fear
Fear versus danger
A history of fear
Three components of fear
What causes fear?
Susceptibility to fear
Five ways to overcome fear
Living a Larger Life
Why a new model
Getting more living room
Living longer
Living better
Enlarging meaning
Remodeling your living room
Choosing Treatment
Setting Goals
What are your goals?
Short-term versus long-term goals
What do I want?
Developing a Strategy
What is strategy?
Principles of strategy
Knowing yourself
Cancer's place in your life
Considering your resources
Making Action Plans
Living as long as you can--within limits
Taking risks for a big win
Developing your medical team
Emphasizing the best quality of life
Using complementary treatments
Overcoming Barriers to Treatment
Acknowledging your sovereignty
Needing to be right
Searching for ultimate truth
During Treatment
Maintaining a Positive Attitude
Fighting spirit
Maintaining Your Quality of Life
I do what I can
Controlling symptoms
Accentuate the positive
Psychological and social quality of life
Overcoming Fatigue
Understanding fatigue
Energy bank accounts
Receiving Support
The need for support
Family support
Medical support
Support groups
In Remission
Doctors' views of remission
Patients' views of remission
Remission as a threshold
Using Your Second Chance
I believe I'm cured
Keep dancing
Cleaning up my act
A different kind of treatment
Living forward
Investing my time
Living Comfortably with Uncertainty
Practicing living with uncertainty
Holding precious and fragile in a cup
Life is beautiful
Back to Square Two
But I did everything I was told!
Confronting old stuff
Making good decisions
Desperate measures
Crisis: Danger and Opportunity
Accepting risk
Balancing danger and opportunity
Opportunity knocks softly
Making Wise Choices
Discovering the truth
Fulfilling your heart's desire
Exploring the shadow
Your Last Chance for Today
Last chance for today
Resetting priorities
Playing the Endgame to Win
The endgame in chess
The endgame in disease
The strategy of the endgame
Expressing your character
Doing It My Way
Wanting to feel in control
Gaining trust in the future
Getting relief from pain and symptoms
Legal advance directives
Creating a statement of your values
Living Fully Until You Die
Quality of life
On Being a Hero
The hero's journey
The warrior
Different kinds of warriors
Transformative sacrifice
Different kinds of martyrs
The spiritual path
Different kinds of spiritual paths
Family Matters
Missed opportunities
Family matters
What is left behind
The Medical Uses of Hope
Pain Control
Preparing for a Medical Examination
Values Statement
A Legend of Sovereignty