The Human Side of Cancer: Living with Hope, Coping with Uncertainty

The Human Side of Cancer: Living with Hope, Coping with Uncertainty

by Jimmie Holland, Sheldon Lewis


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For more than twenty years, Dr. Holland has pioneered the study of psychological problems of cancer patients and their families — whom she calls "the real experts." In The Human Side of Cancer, she shares what she has learned from all of them about facing this life-threatening illness and what truly helps along the cancer journey. This book is the next best thing to sitting in Dr. Holland's office and talking with her about the uncertainty and anxiety elicited by this disease. And it is a book that inspires hope — through stories of the simple courage of ordinary people confronting cancer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060930424
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/02/2001
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 647,962
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Jimmie C. Holland, M.D., is chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and professor of psychiatry at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Dr. Holland received the American Cancer Society's highest award, the Medal of Honor, in 1994. She lives in Scarsdale, New York, with her husband, James F. Holland, M.D.

Sheldon Lewis is a journalist with a special interest in the human side of health. He lives in New York City with his wife and two sons.

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