Cancer

Getting a diagnosis of cancer is a life-changing moment.  Some cancers may seem routine, some anything but routine.  Regardless, there is a steep learning curve to understanding what you (or your loved ones) are dealing with. 

The best thing to do is avoid the Internet for research outside of specific sites or agencies recommended by specialists in the field, or other nationally recognized websites.

My wife Lily was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and the best resource that we found was a book called “The Silver Lining: A supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer

Outside of that, dear friends who have been through the ordeal are quite helpful.  The best resource we had was our own Cancer Center here in Carson City at Carson Tahoe Hospital.   If you are not around here, find a similar center in your area.  They are a wealth of information.  usually they will set you up with a patient advocate, like a counselor.  The patient advocate is either an employee of the Cancer Center, or a volunteer.  Typically they have had the type of cancer you have had.  That is a tremendous help.