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The Cancer Companion

How to Navigate Your Way from Diagnosis to Treatment and Beyond

Dr. Toni Lindsay



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05 May 2021
A cancer diagnosis has more than physical effects; it can cause a torrent of unexpected, unfamiliar emotions felt by both the patient and those who care for them. The Cancer Companion is a compassionate, down-to-earth guide for those navigating these difficult and complex emotions. It takes psychological interventions shown to be appropriate and helpful in the management of cancer-related distress and provides an effective framework for patients and their loved ones to be able to apply these interventions in their own lives.

The book is written in short, concise chapters, organised in four sections:

diagnosis and treatment ending treatment managing advanced disease strategies to manage the specific psychological components which may occur (including anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance and management of relationships).

With over a decade of experience working with cancer patients and their families, author Toni Lindsay understands that accessible, constructive emotional guidance is vital. This simple structure, combined with the book's comprehensive approach, aims to help people find a companionate commentary on their situation, and to engage with the outlined strategies. The Cancer Companion is a comforting, constructive, and jargon-free guide which will have a lasting and meaningful impact on the mental wellbeing of anyone whose life has been affected by cancer.
Imprint:   Exisle
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm, 
ISBN:   9781925820805
ISBN 10:   1925820807
Pages:   224
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dr Toni Lindsay is a Clinical and Health Psychologist who has been working with both adults and adolescents for over 10 years. She works at Chris O'Brien Lifehouse in the Oncology and Haematology departments, with a special interest in the care of young people, and is an AHPRA approved supervisor.

Reviews for The Cancer Companion: How to Navigate Your Way from Diagnosis to Treatment and Beyond

turns modern psychological research into constructive strategies for dealing with anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance, management of relationships, and many more components of cancer-related distress. -- It's an important resource not only for those navigating the cancer journey themselves, but also for friends and family who want to offer support but are not sure what to expect or how to help, especially when it comes to dealing with the complex emotions that accompany a diagnosis. -- The Senior

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