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  • By ntbrown
    Jan 4, 2010
    This book is for anyone touched by cancer (patient or loved one). My son is a bone cancer survivor, and this book expressed my fears as well. Although this book was years late for me (I had to find my way without the insight from this book), it would have provided me a perspective of what my son (age 21 when diagnosed) was going through. As a mother of a child facing cancer, treatment, hospitalization every two weeks for 3-5 days at a time, plus hospitalization for infections, not to mention the fear or stopping his life for an extended period of time, the pain, the mental anguish, etc. etc., all of this for almost a year, it took a toll on everyone. This book is for everyday people faced with this all-too-common disease. It is an excellent 'first' book if you or a loved one is recently diagnosed, as it provides much needed perspective, and advice on what to do (keeping a log of treatment, how to relate with specialists and nurses, etc.). I hope you do not need to read this. But if... More > you do, it is a tool you could use from day-one. You might also want to know that the author (Scott Alcott) is donating all proceeds to the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative, which improves the quality of life for people dealing with sarcoma, and provides funds for research. What more can you ask for? Yes, a cure, of course. But until then, read this book. Thank you, author Scott Alcott, for helping so many people in so many ways.< Less
  • By philippe.rogge
    Dec 12, 2009
    Having not read a book (business, fiction or other) in spite of several attempts in probably the last 10 years (bar one), I have now just completed this in one go. Fortunately not having a history of cancer in my family or relatives, it was still well worth the while. As much as Lance's books aspire to athletes of every level, regardless of their health, this book should not be constrained to the "Diet & Health" category, but is a guide to managing every challenge in Life, professional or private and should be in the "Living your life" category. Steve Jobs' famous commencement address at Stanford comes to mind. Hoping I never have to pass it onto someone close in need of such advice, I would strongly recommend reading it to anyone as a lesson in life.
  • By sjjemcconnell
    Dec 12, 2009
    Maybe it’s my age, or maybe I am just more aware, but it seems to me that I am encountering friends/loved ones/neighbors battling cancer more frequently. This book came to me at just the right time. It was so engaging that I read it front to back in one sitting. Scott’s honesty, perspective and insight have and will really help me in my role as supporter and friend to a family member battling cancer. I appreciate the peek into what the he thought, felt and experienced. Sometimes the awful situations in our lives become the greatest gifts. I am grateful Scott has been able to take his situation and do something so positive. I highly recommend this book to anyone whose life has been touched by cancer.
  • By wacki56
    Dec 9, 2009
    Hello, I am the Father of a ewings sarcoma patient. My Son was dxd in 2002 at the age of 10, he is now 17, a Senior in High School, and hopes to attend the University of Florida Med School. Living in the "world of Cancer" for the past 7+ years, and watching as My Son and only Child is treated and ultimately 'cured' was an experience I never want to go through again. Reading your book opened my eyes once again to how My Son 'must have felt' while he Hoped to survive. I truly feel EVERYONE should read this book, Cancer patient or not......You'll never look at a 'bald' person the same ever again. Cancer is REAL, and it is laid out before you in this captivating book written by some one who knows, has been there, and wants to share. I commend you Scott and wish you and your Beautiful Family happiness. Bill (Billy's Dad)
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First Edition
November 23, 2009
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.59 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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