A Cancer Survivor’s Almanac: Charting Your Journey serves as a guide to help survivors, caregivers, families, and friends chart a survivorship journey. Written by the survivors and professionals who founded the cancer survivorship movement, A Cancer Survivor’s Almanac provides essential up-to-date, practical information on: The latest information in medical diagnosis, treatment, pain control, and long-term and late effects of cancer treatment.
Health insurance — how to find and keep it under the most current laws (including the federal health reform law which takes effect in 1997)
Tips on how to find and work with the best doctors and hospitals
Understanding the risks and benefits of unconventional treatments
How to win the battle against job discrimination
Clear answers to legal and financial questions
How to cope with the personal and social impact of cancer
Communicating with family and friends, including dealing with grief and loss
The benefits of peer support, with tips on starting your own peer-support network
Advocating for yourself and others
This book, however, provides the information, understanding, support, and resources to help dispel the myths and improve the quality of life with, through, and beyond cancer. All royalties from the sales of this book benefit the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship.