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Hope in the face of cancer
Givler, Amy, 1958-
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Eugene, Or. : Harvest House, [2003]

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218 pages ; 21 cm
Looking at cancer in a new way -- Hearing (or not hearing) the word "cancer" for the first time -- Adjusting emotionally to the diagnosis -- Entering the medical world -- How medical care becomes trustworthy -- Choosing a healthy attitude -- Thinking through all the options -- Getting specialized help -- Making decisions in partnership -- Facing family and friends -- Coping with treatment -- Sensing a spiritual dimension -- Searching for meaning.
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Amy Givler, M.D. a cancer survivor, shares her experience and the stories of others with the voice of encouragement, faith, and strength she so desperately needed at the point of her diagnosis. With medical knowledge and insight into the path to come, Dr. Givler is able to offer answers and hope as she discusses: looking at cancer through the lens of hope seeking, evaluating, and making decisions for treatment drawing closer to God along the journey facing family and friends Dr. Givler shares more than professional wisdom; she extends her friendship. And as a fellow survivor she provides a comforting presence during an experience that too often is mired in uncertainty, fear, and loneliness.

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Amy Givler is a physician and professor of family medicine at Louisiana State University. She is also a cancer survivor who writes from both a personal and professional standpoint in Hope in the Face of Cancer, her first book. In it, she offers medical advice and encouraging statistics about the improving rates of cancer survival; draws upon her own story to hearten anxious readers; and guides them through the bewildering array of treatment choices. The volume closes with an appendix about cancer organizations, Web sites and relevant medical literature. This helpful book will comfort many Christians who have been diagnosed with the dreaded disease. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved