With ease and candor, Marianne C. McDonough presents facts about cancer, breaks down the myths surrounding cancer and ushers in truth within an 8-step guide to begin a positive path to healing and battling cancer. 10.0 Stars, CBM Christian Book Reviews.
As a previous breast cancer survivor, Marianne C. McDonough, writes with passion to bring newly-diagnosed cancer patients and those who love them a strong sense of empowerment to fight this invasive disease. Written from a Christian perspective, the author offers readers hope through faith, prayer and trust in God, along with confidence, knowledge, strength and guidance upon hearing the diagnosis of the “C” word.
Intertwining her courageous fight against cancer and the ups and downs of her fight that include emotional, spiritual and physical aspects, the author encourages newly-diagnosed patients to get real with themselves and others, offering them positive wisdom for the journey ahead after a cancer diagnosis.
The 8-step guide highlights 8 initial evaluations and/or questions that patients ask themselves during this extremely stressful and difficult time such as: What do I know about cancer and believe to be true about myself as a cancer patient? How shall I interact with others, especially family members, friends and medical providers? How can I select the best treatment protocol? How do I feel about possibly dying? Where is God in all of this? What am I afraid of? How do I deal with stress? Do I dare hope for a future?
- Book Title: 8 Steps to Getting Real with Cancer
- Author: Marianne C. McDonough
- Order Number: ISBN#978-0-9966977-0-5
Offering real advice for real circumstances, this book is crucial during the initial diagnosis and beginning journey when one is faced with life-changing decisions that a cancer diagnosis brings. With an in-depth analysis of what getting real is, the author describes an introspective journey that brings strength, sensitivity, and inner clarity to patients and helps them make positive changes. Thus, readers are encouraged to access their thoughts, beliefs and feelings in regards to a life-threatening disease, considering their own mortality, their belief system while the author vehemently urges others to fight cancer with all that is within them. Offering tools, wisdom and keen guidance, this book is key to bringing healing and wholeness during the process that provides hope and lasting positive change during what can be one of the most trying times during one’s life.
A highly recommended read for newly-diagnosed cancer patients, those who love them and those who serve within the medical community or hospital settings. -Get your copy of 8 Steps to Getting Real with Cancer at Amazon.