Roads to Meaning and Resilience with Cancer

ROADS TO MEANING AND RESILIENCE WITH CANCER: Forty Stories of Coping, Finding Meaning, and Building Resilience While Living with Incurable Lung Cancer

Facing one’s mortality, patients with cancer develop an urgency to find meaning in life. They struggle with the illness, its emotional impact, and the consequences of treatments. But, with time, reflection, and support from others, they develop resilience. Cancer patients often are not passive. Instead, they choose different strategies to maintain and restore their health. They also leverage a variety of approaches to cope better with their struggle. The book tells the stories of 39 patients with incurable lung cancer and aims to help patients, family, and healthcare providers understand the experience of living with cancer. The author is a family doctor, teacher, and researcher who is also a stage 4 lung cancer patient himself. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Author: Morhaf Al Achkar
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