The Cancer Card: Dealing with a Diagnosis
Karen Van de Water was a forty-seven-year-old healthy, nonsmoker with no family history of cancer when she learned she had lung cancer. A malignant tumor the size of a small hand grenade was lodged in her left lung. Suddenly, her life changed forever. She was pummeled physically, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually. In The Cancer Card, Van de Water shares the story of her personal journey-from lung cancer diagnosis through surgery, chemotherapy, hair loss, and recovery. Inspiring, candid, and motivating, she offers helpful, clear, and concise tips, advice, and information for every step of the process for both the patient and the support team. Part memoir and part handbook, The Cancer Card includes a comprehensive listing of resources and terminology that equips the patient with crucial information and support service options. This easy-to-read book shares essential information for everyone faced with any form of cancer and all who love them.