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Very helpful, meaningful, and insightful for those who are journeying through cancer, and those who have recovered. Dr. Silver's book encompasses not just emotional and physical healing but spiritual as well. Her credentials as a young mother and cancer survivor, in addition to being a physiatrist with a specialization in rehab medicine, make her work both authoritative and compassionate.

(Paula J. Anastasia, R.N., M.N., O.C.N., Outpatient Gynecology–Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles)

A diagnosis of cancer changes one's life forever. After her diagnosis, Dr. Silver chose to continue healing—this time, healing herself. Her book is a gift to all cancer patients.

(Irene Pollin, MSW, author of Taking Charge and Medical Crisis Counseling)

Dr. Silver, who has faced cancer as both doctor and patient, has written an excellent practical guide for patients navigating the psychological and physical demands of a diagnosis of cancer.

(Raymond Lenhard, M.D., past president, American Cancer Society)

Dr. Silver is a remarkably insightful patient and physician. She has built upon her own professional experiences in rehabilitative medicine and her personal experience with a breast cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment. She seeks to make lemonade out of lemons, and she has done so with remarkable success.

(Eric P. Winer, M.D., director, Breast Oncology Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)

After Cancer Treatment is a hands-on guide to survival issues: exercise, diet, fatigue, mental health, spirituality, and how to seek assistance from both Western and alternative medicine... Highly recommended.

(Library Journal)

This is one you need... Silver offers excellent descriptions of mind-body treatments... I like that she understands.

(Cure)

Like her practice, it draws on evidence-based medicine about what works to help people heal.

(Elizabeth Cooney Dispatch)

An invaluable reference for patients and health professionals as they navigate the murky waters of cancer treatment and survivorship.

(Stephanie Ross, PhD Oncology)

Belongs in any serious health library or collection focusing on cancer recovery.

(Midwest Book Review)

About the Author

Julie K. Silver, M.D., is the medical director of one of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital's outpatient centers, located in Framingham, Massachusetts. This center is the home of an oncology rehabilitation program that Dr. Silver directs called RESTORE (www.cancer-rehab.org), which focuses on helping cancer survivors to physically heal. Dr. Silver is also an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School and on the medical staff of Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women's Hospitals in Boston, Massachusetts. She has edited and written more than a dozen books and is a co-author of Life After Stroke: The Guide to Recovering Your Health and Preventing Another Stroke, also published by Johns Hopkins. She is the recipient of the 2006 Lane Adams Quality of Life Award, the American Cancer Society's most prestigious award.

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Product Details

  • Series: A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press; 1 edition (August 24, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801884381
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801884382
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #500,730 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Julie Silver, MD is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Chief Editor of Books at Harvard Health Publications. Dr. Silver directs all health content officially coming from Harvard Medical School that comes out in books. She is an award-winning author and has edited/written many books that focus on healing.

Dr. Silver was diagnosed with cancer in her thirties and after she healed, she developed a special interest in cancer rehabilitation. Her mission is to offer cancer survivors evidence-based cancer rehabilitation services that will help them heal and function as well as possible. She is the founder of Oncology Rehab Partners, LLC, a healthcare company dedicated to helping hospitals and cancer centers develop and implement cancer rehabilitation services through the STAR Program® Certifications.

Her work in cancer rehabilitation was recognized by the American Cancer Society in 2006 when she was awarded the prestigious Lane Adams Quality of Life award. In 2010, she was chosen by Massachusetts General Hospital for THE ONE HUNDRED award that is given to 100 people in the United States who are making a significant difference in cancer care.

Dr. Silver is currently on the medical staffs of Brigham and Womens, Massachusetts General and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospitals in Boston.
Dr. Silver is a frequent guest on national TV shows and is quoted regularly by major newspapers and magazines. She blogs for DoctorOz.com and FreelanceMD.com. She is the mother of three children who have written two award-winning books for the American Cancer Society titled Our Mom is Getting Better and Our Dad is Getting Better. To find out more about her work, visit her website at www.JulieSilverMD.com.

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Such a useful, clear, positive, sensible book.
Nansierra
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who currently has or has had cancer or even to a loved one of someone who has cancer.
Ms. P. Caveny
She gives a personal perspective as well as evidence based guidelines.
P. Schmid

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
Plenty of books discuss how to handle a diagnosis of cancer and how to consider and handle treatment - but very few survey what happens next. AFTER CANCER TREATMENT: HEAL FAST, BETTER, STRONGER comes from a doctor who is a cancer rehabilitation specialist and a breast cancer survivor: her guide blends personal experience and professional insights to offer up a plan for healing. From how to recognize withdrawal signs for medications to understanding the beneficial effects of proper nutrition, AFTER CANCER TREATMENT belongs in any serious health library or collection focusing on cancer recovery.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By J. Gehman on May 25, 2007
Format: Paperback
A must have book for all those people recovering from treatment for cancer,

whether surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation or a combination of treatments.

Dr Silver, a physician specializing in rehabilitation, and herself a cancer

survivor, explains how to deal with many issues. She has a common-sense,

down-to-earth approach on how to deal with a wide variety of side effects

including lack of energy, loss of appetite, and many others. She offers

helpful suggestions for coping with each of these problems and how to get

your life back to as "normal" as possible.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Ms. P. Caveny on January 19, 2007
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I absolutely loved this book. The author is so thorough and very helpful for someone who has had cancer, which is my situation. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who currently has or has had cancer or even to a loved one of someone who has cancer.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By P. Schmid on March 15, 2007
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As a health and fitness professional of 25 years, breast cancer survivor, and wellness coach (coaching survivors), she is right on target with this book in helping survivors think through what they need to do to live their healthiest life. She gives a personal perspective as well as evidence based guidelines. I highly recommend this book!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Wilda Hayes on May 25, 2007
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Dr. Silver's writings in this volume are as approachable as her extensive work in the post-polio field, only with this topic, she brings the additional perspective of being a cancer survivor. At Ann's Place, our community cancer support agency, we feel comfortable recommending this book as a resource to our clients.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jay J. Walt on February 7, 2009
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Excellent, easy to read support book for anyone emerging from cancer treatment. The author has a broad understanding of the challenges and offers suggestions both pertinent and real.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By PassionatePen on July 24, 2011
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The doctor who wrote this book had breast cancer herself. She knows what cancer patients are thinking during treatment; how will I ever get my body back to normal! This book was actually recommended by the P.A. on my Oncology team and it's outstanding. It includes information on nutrition, exercise to boost energy and also time saving steps and prioritizing everyday tasks to make sure you get what you want out of your efforts. CAM therapies are discussed and there is so much more! I would recommend this book to anyone going through breast cancer treatment, at any stage!
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