Survivor

Survivor

Taking Control of your Fight Against Cancer

Book - 1998
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Shortly after her thirty-seventh birthday, Wall Street Journal reporter and editor Laura Landro was told that she had chronic myelogenous leukemia. "Survivor" is the remarkable account of her battle against this devastating, potentially fatal cancer-- and her successful struggle to take control of her own case.

At first almost paralyzed with fear when diagnosed with this form of blood cancer, Laura Landro resolved to use her journalistic training to seek out the treatment that would give her the best shot at surviving. Noting that most Americans spend more time researching what kind of car to buy than they do their health care, she shows how and why all patients can-- and must-- arm themselves with the facts, learn to understand medical jargon, get doctors to answer all their questions in layman's terms, weigh conflicting medical opinions, and make the difficult choice among the options open to them.

"Survivor" is a moving, deeply personal account of a life-and-death experience. In it, Laura Landro tells of a fight to live that brought her to the brink of death-- and to a despair that at times made her wonder if the struggle was

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c1998
ISBN: 9780684843353
0684843358
Branch Call Number: 616.99419 LANDRO
Characteristics: 235 p. ; 23 cm

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