Cancer Talk by Selma R. Schimmel
Voices of Hope and Endurance from "The Group Room," the World's Largest Cancer Support Group

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For the first time, Cancer Talk provides a support group in a book.

Research shows that cancer patients who attend support groups can survive longer and lead fuller lives than patients receiving medical treatment alone. Cancer Talk, based on "The Group Room®," the nation's only talk-radio cancer support show, brings hope, information, and inspiration to everyone affected by cancer. Show host Selma Schimmel, a cancer advocate and longtime survivor, has gathered the voices of cancer patients and survivors, family and friends, physicians, therapists, and other healthcare professionals to create an invaluable guide to help you:

Deal with the wide range of emotions a cancer diagnosis provokes
Cope with relationships, intimacy, and physical changes
Optimize the doctor-patient relationship and navigate treatment options
Handle the side effects of treatment
Understand legal, workplace, and insurance issues
Live with and beyond cancer

Anyone whose life has been touched by cancer will find new support from the intimate and empowering voices of the only real experts out there--the people who live with cancer.


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About Selma R. Schimmel

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Selma R. Schimmel was diagnosed with breast cancer at age twenty-eight. In the sixteen years since, she has become a leader for numerous cancer programs and a healthcare advocate. Schimmel founded and currently serves as president and CEO of Vital Options®, which produces "The Group Room." She lives in southern California.Barry Fox is the coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Arthritis Cure. He also lives in southern California.A portion of the author's proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to Vital Options.
 
Published April 21, 2010 by Broadway Books. 352 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Schimmel, a 16-year cancer survivor and host of ""The Group Room,"" an ongoing cancer support group on National Public Radio, addresses the concerns of cancer survivors, their family members, friends, physicians, nurses and other health-care professionals about a variety of cancer-related topics.

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