The Single Source Cancer Course: The Layperson’s Guide to Preventing,
Treating and Surviving Cancer
With all the things you need to know that no one wants to tell you
“To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.” ~ Chinese proverb
Presented in two volumes, The Single Source Cancer Course by S. Wilking Horan is a personal handbook that contains the essential information necessary to guide one from cancer prevention to cancer survival and beyond. Both books instantly became best-sellers in their category and have received praise far and wide. Written by a three-time cancer survivor with a background in law and psychology, it is designed to be informative without being overwhelming and comprehensive without being cumbersome. It is not only a compilation of cancer basics, but also a roadmap through all the related issues for those wishing to protect themselves from cancer as well as those fighting cancer.
Volume 1 is entitled Prevention and begins by discussing the history of cancer and the fears surrounding the disease. It examines the fundamental questions of what cancer is, how it begins and why. Organized into thirteen distinct categories, Volume 1 then moves on to a discussion of the major “causes” of cancer and the specific cancers that each “cause” implicates. This is followed by a pen-to-paper exercise the author calls “The Layering Effect” in which each reader can assess her or his own potential cancer risks and learn how to avoid or mitigate those risks. And, of course, Volume 1 ends with a thorough examination of screening procedures necessary for early detection of the most common cancers.
Volume 2 is entitled Treatment and Survival. Here the most common treatments of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation are discussed in detail, as well as alternative and emerging treatments. The ins-and-outs of navigating the medical community and protecting oneself throughout treatment are explained. Pain management, patient privacy rights as well as insurance, billing and financial issues are explored. And, the emotional, physical and legal issues that rise in society, the workplace and the home as one transitions from patient to survivor are discussed.Discussions also include the history of cancer, statistical information applied to cancer through news headlines and scientific studies, known risk factors of cancer, the ways in which one can protect oneself from cancer through lifestyle choices, screening procedures and early protection, pen to paper exercises designed to help analyze personal risks, surgeries and treatments, side effects and follow-up, medical personnel and facilities, billing practices, clinical trials, financial issues including insurance and disabilities, employment and privacy rights, and the resources through which one may find additional help.
Each Volume is punctuated with personal notes from the author and analyses of press releases, scientific studies and newspaper headlines. Each Volume stresses the importance of thinking for oneself. Each Volume stresses the importance of learning how to objectively evaluate information for oneself. And, each Volume stresses the importance of taking charge of one’s own health and well-being in a pro-active and positive way!
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Praise for The Single Source Cancer Course
MARY BUFFETT, Bestselling author of Buffettology and The Tao of Warren Buffett, Simon and Schuster:
“I loved this book because every page offers a gem of advice that only someone who has gone through the experience can give you. Quite often, Susan’s wit and insights get you through the hard part. This is by far one of the best books I’ve read on diagnosis, recovery and positive spirit because it so deftly packages Susan’s ideas in a form that anyone can identify with. A great read that you will want to keep by your side, to refer to over and over.”
DR. MICHAEL ENGELBERG, Medical Oncology, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California:
“Includes the best analysis of breast cancer I’ve read. I have no doubt this book will prove to be of great value to many people.
GREG MOODY, Author and thirty year veteran of radio, newspaper, television and online reporting,Critic At Large, KCNC-TV, Denver, Colorado
Susan Wilking Horan has created the ultimate reference guide for all of us. Thousands of facts, contacts and information sources are suddenly at your fingertips in a highly readable, easily referenced format. The book also includes some of the most sensible common sense I’ve ever found in ANY medical reference text. You’re not alone. You’re no longer in the dark. Information is at hand and you can find it right here.”
JAMES CROMWELL, Academy Award nominated actor and activist:
“The Single Source Cancer Course is a thoroughly researched, comprehensive encyclopedia of cancer facts – an essential and invaluable resource for anyone.”