Coping with the Emotional Impact of Cancer

New Book Helps Cancer Patients Take Charge of Their Treatment. Dr. Neil Fiore is a prostate cancer survivor who was able to find his own way to coping and recuperating from his disease.

When Neil Fiore was 32 he was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given one year to live. Rather than passively accept his condition, he determined not to be controlled by doctors or live in fear. Today, Fiore is a 30-year cancer survivor who dramatically demonstrates in Coping with the Emotional Impact of Cancer how patients can maintain personal control of their lives and take charge of their treatment.

Drawing on his training in psychology, self-hypnosis, focusing, and visualization, Fiore offers hope and reassurance. He provides practical tools for managing the initial shock at receiving a cancer diagnosis, lessening stress and worry, combating depression, preparing your body for treatment, and living a rich full life with cancer despite the fear and possibility of recurrence.

Fiore asserts that cancer patients must be actively involved in their treatment. He offers practical techniques for coping with the emotional and physical impact of this life-threatening disease, including how to establish team relationships with doctors and therapists, communicate with family and friends, and deal with feelings of helplessness. He also offers support for facing the fear of diagnosis and reducing the stresses of therapy.

Coping with the Emotional Impact of Cancer is a powerful ally in becoming an active patient and coping with the side effects of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Showing ways to build emotional support systems with physicians, family and friends, it demonstrates how personal attitudes can have an enormous impact on the course of recovery.

About the author:
Dr. Neil Fiore, Ph.D., is a psychologist, author, and 30-year survivor of a "terminal" cancer diagnosis. He is a founding member of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship and the author of five books. Fiore is a psychologist in private practice in Berkeley, CA.

"Dr. Neil Fiore is a Godsend to those making the journey through cancer. His wise and practical advice, which comes from personal experience as well as years of working with others on a healing path, is a gift beyond measure."
--Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind

"Neil Fiore PhD is a long term cancer survivor. Coping with the Emotional Impact of Cancer is a book that may save your life. Don't enter an oncologist's office without it. "
--Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, author or Kitchen Table Wisdom and My Grandfather's Blessings

Neil A. Fiore, PhD
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