Today, more people than ever survive cancer. Some two million people – about 1 in every 33 of the UK population as a whole – are survivors, and doctors expect this figure to reach four million by 2030. Many cancers are increasingly chronic diseases, and holistic management is common, often over a period of several years. The Holistic Guide for Cancer Survivors offers balanced, informative advice on how to ease symptoms and the side effects of treatment, and how to live more comfortably in the long term.
Topics include: understanding cancer, the cancer journey – defining a survivor, conventional treatments, the right diet, complementary and alternative remedies that can help, ensuring treatment is safe, looking at what is meant by an anti-cancer lifestyle, spirituality, healing and support.
Whether you are managing chronic health problems or adjusting psychologically, this impeccably researched and reassuring book can help you live a full life during and after your cancer treatment.
*This is not intended to replace advice from a doctor.*
In spite of remarkable advances in medicine, many people still regard cancer as a ‘death sentence’. Whilst mortality rates have fallen in the last decade, the number of deaths continues to rise. One reason for this is that people are living for longer, thus the chance of developing cancer increases. However, today more people than ever either survive cancer or are able to live better for more time. Unfortunately, cancer survivors have actually suffered from other problems as a result of the improvements in ‘screening, diagnosis and treatment’. This includes heart disease, but not the psychological and emotional issues that affect the survivor and their family, such as self-consciousness. This book aims to help people combat these issues, during and after treatment, regardless of whether the cancer is curable.
Greener discusses the cancer ‘journey’, detailing the three stages: treatment, recovery and maintenance, and the effects on patients both physically and emotionally during this time. He also talks about complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) and how they can be used to improve the quality of a patient’s life. He makes a point of explaining just how personal one’s cancer experience is, and that it is ‘often difficult and at times frightening’.
Greener stresses that this book should be used in conjunction with the advice of one’s doctor, which is the most important thing and should be prioritised.
You can pre-order this brilliant new book via Amazon now.