I have stage 4 mantle cell lymphoma and I have spoken with dozens of cancer patients. I have compiled what I learned into this book, Voices of Cancer.
Voices of Cancer helps validate patients’ feelings and thoughts as well as offers guidance to those supporting them, through lessons learned from the inevitable “cancer shift” in perspective that occurs post-diagnosis.
This book contains insights that can help those on all walks of their journey:
Focus on what is really important
Find joy in the small things
Begin to accept physical, mental and emotional changes
Vocalize the need for support and the acceptance of reality
Learn to live beyond the diagnosis
Most common responses to a life-threatening diagnosis are: “I don’t know what to say,” and “I don’t know what to do,” Voices of Cancer can help give insights to what patients really want and really need.
Every cancer story is different, but there is one commonality: both patients and the people supporting them often struggle to properly articulate their wants and needs through particularly challenging—and in many cases, uncharted—territory. Lynda Wolters knows firsthand: she was diagnosed with stage 4 terminal mantle cell lymphoma in August of 2016.
Voices of Cancer offers a candid look into the world of a cancer patient, informed by my own story and conversations with dozens of patients weighing in on their needs, wants, and dislikes as they navigate the complex world of diagnosis, treatment, and beyond. With comprehensive and accessible insight from people who have been there, Voices of Cancer helps educate, dispel fears, and start positive conversations about what a cancer diagnosis truly means, while shining a light on how best to support a loved one on their own terms.
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AVAILABLE ON AMAZON AND IN BOOK STORES: October 1, 2019