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The Journey Through Cancer: Healing and Transforming the Whole Person Paperback – May 23, 2006
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“Dr. Geffen’s vast knowledge, experience, insight, and compassion in the treatment of cancer patients shine radiantly through in The Journey Through Cancer. This is a useful book for anyone facing this serious challenge.” —Deepak Chopra, MD, author of Peace Is the Way
“The single best book ever written for those with cancer and the people who love them.” —Joan Borysenko, PhD, author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind
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Oh, how I wish I could have had Dr. Jeremy Geffen's book during that terrible time! I am so glad to have found it now.
Reading The Journey Through Cancer was like taking a deep breath of fresh air. In fact, it was literally a joy, because, at the turn of every page, I felt that this extraordinary oncologist recognized and truly understood my experience -- and that of all of us who are touched by cancer. I, my friend, my mother, and my whole family had all experienced exactly what he describes. If we could have had this book it would have been like having a wise, compassionate, and very skillful guide when you're in a foreign country, or like having a map with clear, life-saving directions when you feel lost in the middle of nowhere.
Loving a cancer patient can be almost as challenging as having cancer yourself, and The Journey Through Cancer speaks to all of us. This book is by far the best resource available on the subject. It has an unbelievably comprehensive, easy-to-understand overview of the most common cancers, their diagnosis, and treatment as well as an amazing list of resources for further information and support. Dr. Geffen de-mystifies the technical issues and helps you know what questions to ask and how to best help yourself with nutrition, yoga, meditation, and a host of other helpful modalities. He helps you get the most out of support from family and friends, and shows how to use complementary and alternative therapies safely and effectively. Dr. Geffen also lists extensive scientific studies backing up his vast knowledge of this disease and state-of-the-art treatments.
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The day cancer came to visit my husband Joe, is a day I will never forget. The moment you hear the words from a doctor, your life changes. In a split second you are no longer just a person, you are a person with cancer.
The Journey Through Cancer gives you simple, practical and very real guidance. The world of cancer and your journey through it can be overwhelming, confusing and sometimes very isolating. Dr. Geffen comes shining through with the wisdom and compassion that comes from years of experience.
Often, when we hear of someone with cancer, it seems tragic and we feel at a loss for how to offer real help. This book offers everything needed to sustain the journey.
This book is now the first thing I give to anyone I know or hear of who has cancer. It brings me joy to know that in giving this book, someone is receiving one of the greatest gifts. The opportunities for healing and transformation available within these pages, are so profound, everyone should take advantage. Even those not touched by cancer.
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The most important book any cancer patient, family member, doctor, (ESPECIALLY), nurse can read. A description of how medical care for cancer patients can and should be. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Jessica
Excellent presentation of how the treatment of cancer is progressing to include the care of the whole person!
Too much like a textbook. There was some good advice but I found the tone of the book to be a bit boring.Published on February 2, 2014 by Judith
as a holistic nurse and human being, this book is invaluable as it explains a comprehensive approach to cancer treatment and health.Published on August 13, 2013 by Denise
It is a great easy read and brings the message home.... I would recommend this highly for a cancer patientPublished on March 8, 2013 by Judy Saraceno
We consulted with half a dozen wildly divergent practitioners from mainstream oncology experts, to oriental medicine clinics, to Native American shamans. Read morePublished on March 6, 2013 by G Michael Moore
Informative.... You can always learn something new to help through the process of diagnosis, treatment and recovery of cancer.
Good to learn from others and not feel alone.
A must read for newly diagnosed cancer patients, their loved ones and caregivers. Written by a very caring oncologist with a lot of experience. Read morePublished on February 16, 2013 by Robin W
Simply one of the all time best books that I have ever read. Dr. Geffen covers every aspect of cancer, explaining it from its inception to coping with and handling possible death,... Read morePublished on January 21, 2012 by arando