Dr Frances Goodhart is an NHS consultant clinical psychologist with twenty years' experience of working with individuals and families who are coping with life-threatening illnesses. She worked for several years as a Macmillan Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Oncology and Palliative Care. Lucy Atkins is a well known health journalist.
OK - here's a given: when you hear the word cancer from your doctor, the emotional onslaught is such that it's hard to take much in, let alone ask those questions that may seem trivial to others, but that overwhelm you at 3a.m. That's why this book is great: practical, easy-to-follow ideas and information that you won't necessarily find on any one website, and that can help you feel more in control and less a victim. I'm proud to have contributed in some small way to a much needed, down-to-earth and valuable book -- Trisha Goddard This book's practical, insightful tips and guidance are essential reading for anyone diagnosed with cancer who wants to learn coping strategies for those inevitable bleak moments, and for anyone who wants to understand what cancer sufferers are going through -- Julia Palca, Chairman, Macmillan Cancer Support and cancer survivor As a GP, I wish I could write a prescription for this book for every single person who has ever confronted and then survived cancer. The emotional fallout and psychological readjustment after cancer endures for years and impinges on many different facets of everyday personal and family life. Doctors and nurses can put you back together physically after cancer, but until now, emotional after-care has been badly lacking. Not any more. This book is the companion you need. It takes you gently by the hand and explains calmly and reassuringly exactly why you feel like you do and what you can change to put it right. Friendly, truthful, reliable and practical, I heartily recommend it -- Dr Hilary Jones, GP and Medica broadcaster This excellent guide offers simple, practical ways to tackle worries, exhaustion, anger and depression. . .as well as simple but effective self-help exercises and tips throughout * Nursing Standard *