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"Battling and Beating Cancer - The Cancer Survival Book"

Posted Aug 10 2009 4:35pm

Battling and Beating Cancer - The Cancer Survival Book, is now available.  This couple wrote the book that they wish had been available to them when they were battling cancer to help cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers.    


About The Book:  This is an inspiring story of a couple fighting cancer together.  It provides a poignant look at cancer from the perspectives of patient and caregiver – covering the highs and lows from diagnosis, to surgery, to chemotherapy, to radiation, to follow-up, to fighting back for people impacted by cancer.  It discusses:  (1) the basics about cancer; (2) selecting the best doctors and treatment centers; (3) obtaining a prompt and proper diagnosis; (4) understanding medical tests and diagnostic tools; (5) surviving a hospital stay; (6) conventional treatments, revolutionary treatments, and clinical trials; (7) understanding survival rates; (8) developing a “cancer warrior” mentality; (9) taking advantage of complementary therapies and a healthy lifestyle; (10) the role of the immune system in beating cancer; and (11) our national call to action to cure cancer.  Battling and Beating Cancer also serves as an important survival resource for patients and families – containing a detailed listing of questions to ask the doctors at each critical phase, important tips, a checklist of legal and insurance documents, and a listing of organizations, websites, and resources available to help patients.  It includes a patient’s medical information workbook to help document relevant information.  The book features a foreword by renowned oncologists Stephanie A. Gregory, MD and Henry C. Fung, MD, Rush University Medical Center


Ordering Information:   Battling and Beating Cancer – The Cancer Survival Book currently is available at   The book also is available at, and through bookstores.  ISBN Hardcover: 978-1-4415-3053-0; ISBN Softcover: 978-1-4415-3052-3.  Book proceeds will benefit cancer education and research.


About The Authors:  Scott Seaman, a survivor of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, credits his wife Charlene McMann-Seaman for his beating cancer.  Together, the couple embarked upon a mission of curing cancer by helping to raise millions of dollars for cancer research, helping people directly through education and patient advocacy, raising public awareness through event organizing and media appearances, forging partnerships with companies, patients, and health care providers, and engaging in public policy advocacy.

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