Faith and Facts to Transform Your Cancer Journey
On Sale: March 27, 2007
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is at once a personal odyssey, an intimate doctor-patient
communication, and a prescriptive guide for patients and their
families. Writing with wit and humility, Dr. Bernadine Healy
hard-won insights that transformed her own struggle with a
cancer more than seven years ago, affirming her identity as
doctor with the many who share this journey.
than ten million survivors in the United States alone, Dr.
former director of the National Institutes of Health, is a close
witness to the medical advances that have brought us to a
in the war on cancer. This quiet revolution is curing a
of cancers and transforming many others from a death
sentence to a
chronic illness, one that calls for vigilance but not
with her own compelling story, Dr. Healy interweaves it with
one of the
most lucid narratives ever written of what cancer is, how it
our bodies, and how we can defeat it. She explains how
and other new approaches are radically altering diagnosis and
treatment, and she offers precise and empowering ways for
their families to access the information and support they
secure the best in modern cancer care. She also underlines
of accelerating the pace of research that could map out and
cancer in the twenty-first century.
Dr. Healy is
about the rigors of treatment and the toll cancer still
readers will come away from her book with the information,
and heartfelt encouragement they need to look forward to a
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