When cancer rears its ugly head, the worst outcome is often imagined and a sense of hopelessness tries to press in. That was Judith Bowman's experience when she and her husband learned their seven-year-old daughter had a malignant tumor of the muscle.
Judith shares her hands-on experience dealing with oncologists, hospitals, child protective services and the many aspects of standard cancer treatment. Her book was born out of a passionate desire to help families of cancer victims deal with the stress and rigors of chemotherapy, radiation and the myriad of side effects that are part of the cancer experience.
Without suggesting her book is one-of-a-kind, Judith shares her experience in seeking answers to what lay ahead for her family as they anticipated going through cancer treatment with their little girl. In their search, she and her husband found no books that simply told them what to expect day-to-day through the process, so Judith wrote one. Judith says it well: "If we had access to a book like this, many of our fears and much of our anxiety would have been alleviated. We were overwhelmed—no one else need be."
Included in this informative book are several questions to ask an oncologist to help you decide at the outset if this is the doctor you want to treat your loved one. Also included, are helpful Web sites as well as contact numbers of the many individuals and organizations existing to help families deal with the question: "Cancer has touched my family; now what do I do?"