Hope in the Face of Cancer: A Survival for the Journey You Did Not Choose  -     By: Amy Givler
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Hope in the Face of Cancer: A Survival for the Journey You Did Not Choose

Harvest House Publishers / 2003 / Paperback

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When the word "cancer" enters a person's life many questions and fears arise. What will my journey look like? What do I do next? Is there any hope? Amy Givler, M.D. a cancer survivor, warmly shares her experience and the stories of others with the voice of encouragement, faith, and strength she so desperately needed at the point of her diagnosis. With medical knowledge and insight into the path to come, Dr. Givler is able to offer answers and hope as she discusses how to: look at cancer through the lens of hope; seek, evaluate, and make decisions for treatment; draw closer to God along the journey; and face family and friends. Dr. Gilver shares more than professional wisdom; she extends her friendship. And as a guide and a fellow traveler she provides a comforting presence during an experience that too often is mired in uncertainty, fear, and loneliness. Finally, a book that can be given to anyone, male or female, who faces cancer and to the friends, counselors, and family members who accompany someone along this journey.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 250
Vendor: Harvest House Publishers
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 8 X 5.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0736909907
ISBN-13: 9780736909907
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Amy Givler, M.D. a cancer survivor, shares her experience and the stories of others with the voice of encouragement, faith, and strength she so desperately needed at the point of her diagnosis. With medical knowledge and insight into the path to come, Dr. Givler is able to offer answers and hope as she discusses:

  • looking at cancer through the lens of hope
  • seeking, evaluating, and making decisions for treatment
  • drawing closer to God along the journey
  • facing family and friends

Dr. Givler shares more than professional wisdom; she extends her friendship. And as a fellow survivor she provides a comforting presence during an experience that too often is mired in uncertainty, fear, and loneliness.

Author Bio

Amy Givler, M.D., a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Comprehensive Care at Louisiana State University Medical Center. She writes a regular medical column for HomeLife magazine. She and her husband, Don, also a family physician, have three children and live in Monroe, Louisiana.

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Amy Givler is a physician and professor of family medicine at Louisiana State University. She is also a cancer survivor who writes from both a personal and professional standpoint in Hope in the Face of Cancer, her first book. In it, she offers medical advice and encouraging statistics about the improving rates of cancer survival; draws upon her own story to hearten anxious readers; and guides them through the bewildering array of treatment choices. The volume closes with an appendix about cancer organizations, Web sites and relevant medical literature. This helpful book will comfort many Christians who have been diagnosed with the dreaded disease. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

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