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The Joy of Cancer

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Item Code: NAP540
Author: Anup Kumar
Publisher: Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 2018
ISBN: 9788171678792
Pages: 245 (13 B/W Illustrations)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.0 inch X 5.0 inch
weight of the book: 205 gms
Back of the Book

It was ironical that in the face of death, I began, for the first time, to really live. When Anup Kumar discovered he had cancer it had already advanced to the last stages. He was told he had only four months to live. This book is the outcome of theemothinal and physical anguish that followed, as much more, it is about the power of the human mind and body to turn a death sentence around.

It is said that the only real experts on cancer are cancer patients themselves. They’ll tell you things the doctors won’t. For instance, how do you accept the presence of cancer in your life? How do you conquer fear? What exactly are the side effects of chemotherapy? What precautions should you take? The joy of Cancer answers there question and more.

Written in the form of a guide, it enumerates a seven-point battle plan against cancer. The basic premise of this plan is that survival is as much in the hands of the cancer patient as the doctors.

 

About the Author

Anup Kumar was a postgraduate in nuclear physics from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University. He spent most of his working career in advertising agencies. He also headed the corporate communications department of one of India’s leading industrial organizations.

Contents

Four Months to Live 11
7 -Point Battle Plan  
Accepting your Cancer 22
Choosing your Doctors and your Treatment 36
Thinking Positive 52
Harnessing the Support of Family and Friends 66
Setting Goals 78
Visualizing your Way to Health 9
Controlling your Diet 108
Do's and Don'ts for Family and Friends 131
Myths and Misconceptions about Cancer 137
Life After Cancer 151
Cancer Revisited 170
Appendices  
The ABC of Cancer 182
Side Effects of the Treatment 195
Precautions you Should Take During Treatment 200
The Future of Cancer Treatment 204
The Super Foods 210
Cancer Societies and How They Can Help You 215
Useful Reading 221
Important Websites 225
Glossary of Cancer Terminology 229


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