The Second Edition of Our Book Battling And Beating Cancer – The Cancer Survival Book is now Available!
Battling And Beating Cancer-- The Cancer Survival Bookis 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 also serves as an important survival resource for patients and families battling cancer -- loaded with checklists, information, tips, and insights. It even outlines a strategy and national call to action for curing cancer. This is a compelling story of general interest and a must read for the millions of Americans impacted by cancer. The second edition was published in connection with Blood Cancer Awarness Month and World Lymphoma Awareness Day. Scott and Charlene are champions in the fight against cancer. Scott, a survivor of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, credits his wife Charlene 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 policyadvocacy.
Battling And Beating Cancer Has Been Updated And Released For National Blood Cancer Awareness Month. Our Thanks To Dina Bair And WGN For Helping Get The Word Out!
A MORE DETAILED LOOK INSIDE
Battling and Beating Cancer - The Cancer Survival Bookfeatures a foreword by leading oncologists,Stephanie A. Gregory MD and Henry C. Fung MD, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois.
Part 1 takes you along with the authors from diagnosis, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, follow-up treatments and testing, and provides the insights, fears, and triumphs of a cancer survivor and caregiver. Scott and Charlene´s story of survivorship demystifies the experience and enlightens readers in a very humanistic and unique way. At Charlene´s insistence, they turned their tragedy into a positive mission to help people impacted by cancer.
Part 2 is focused on you - the steps and approach you should consider taking to survive cancer. It covers topics such as: (1) the basics about cancer; (2) selecting the best doctor and treatment centers available to you, (3) obtaining a prompt and proper diagnosis, (4) understanding medical tests and diagnostic tools, (5) surviving your hospital stay, (5) an overview of conventional treatments, revolutionary treatments, and clinical trials, (6) understanding survival rates and making appropriate adjustments, (7) developing a warrior mentality, (8) taking advantage of complementary therapies and a healthy lifestyle to help you beat the disease, (9) the role of the immune system in beating cancer, and (10) the authors´ belief that blood cancer research is the superhighway to curing cancer.
What´s more, the book contains a useful appendix with a detailed listing of questions to ask your doctors at each critical phase, some tips doctors may forget to tell you, a checklist of legal and insurance documents, and a listing of organizations, web sites, and resources available to help you get the support and information you need about your type of cancer and the treatments and clinical trials available to you. It also includes a patient's medical information workbook to help you record relevant information. The book is something you will want to bring with you so that you have important information at your finger tips.
Curing cancer is the authors´ ultimate goal and the book includes a strategy for curing cancer and a national call to action. The authors make suggestions as to how you can help through cancer education and awareness, patient advocacy, fundraising, organizing, and public policy advocacy. Whether guided by altruistic motives or a desire to have better treatments available for yourself or family members, cancer patients and families impacted by the disease must lead the critical mission of curing cancer and helping those along the way.
This book is all about beating cancer. "We wrote a book for cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and families that we wish we had when we started battling cancer."
Below you can see more information about the book, including the Contents and Prologue.
Announcing Release Of "Battling And Beating Cancer - The Cancer Survival Book"
An Important Book for People Impacted by Cancer
Scott Seaman and Paul Lisnek video on Comcast Newsmakers.
Charlene and Scott appeared on "Ask Doctor DeSilva" on Health Radio on two separate segments in December 2009 to discuss "Battling and Beating Cancer" and the launching of a new non-profit organization to cure blood cancer. Here are the links to the two shows.
“Scott and Charlene not only share their wisdom and resources for dealing with the difficult challenges of cancer, but they also share their experiences from the heart, and inspire people to fight and believe.They are truly a living example of how positive attitude, gratitude, and giving back, are all part of the healing.”
Sergio Rojas NBC 5 Chicago Corporate & Community Fitness Expert
“Astounded by the lack of information available to them at the time, the Bartlett couple began a crusade with the mission to eradicate lymphoma and educate people along the way.”
“Warren Buffet once said, ‘Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.’ That person was Scott Seaman, a Bartlett resident who was recently honored for planting trees for cancer patients throughout Chicago.Seaman and his wife, Charlene McMann-Seaman, were recently honored at a dinner for starting the first Chicago chapter of the Lymphoma Research Foundation.”
"Scott and Charlene have an inspiring story and one that all people impacted by cancer should read. This is an important book that contains helpful information and tips from the perspectives of a cancer survivor and a caregiver who have become champions for people battling cancer.It is our privilege to know Scott and Charlene, the cancer warriors!We thank them for their inspiration, devotion, and leadership!"
Stephanie A. Gregory, MD & Henry C. Fung, MD
Sections of Hematology and Stem Cell Transplantation Rush University Medical Center Chicago, Illinois
"I believe everything happens for a reason. Charlene came into my life and made me part of hers. She gave willingly more support, knowledge and help than I ever could of hope for from someone who I met by chance. Charlene and Scott helped to literally SAVE my mother's life for more then 2 more years, for this I could never repay them. Moreover, they did so UNCONDITIONALLY. They helped us because that is who they are,"HELPERS!" They will always be an inspiration to me. They will always be my family. The world would be a better place with more people like Scott and Charlene. I love them. I am not unique, people know if you need help, knowledge, information and most of all support - you go straight to Charlene. Many people I personally know have since needed her help, she is always there. Thanks to both of them."
Discussing Battling and Beating Cancer with Bill O'Reilly and Dennis Miller
Bonnie Hunt - brilliant, funny, engaging star of the big and small screen -- was an amazing, compassionate chemo nurse.
C&S committed to helping cure cancer & promoting community service.....
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