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