"I have treated between 4,000 and 5,000 women with breast cancer and certain commonalities emerge. If a patient believes they are going to do poorly, they are going to do poorly. If a patient is upbeat and a fighter, in my opinion they do better partially because of that attitude."
-- Patrick Borgen, MD, Chief, Breast Service
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
As heard on National Public Radio (NPR) and Public Radio International (PRI), there are 4 one-hour programs in this series. You can listen to free excerpts, purchase the series on CD (5 disks for a total of $24.95 + shipping) or purchase a download of the audio to your computer or MP3 player by clicking the link of the individual episode below.
Two striking facts from the National Institutes of Health (NIH):
• 42% of Americans are likely to get some form of cancer:
• 65% of patients now survive the disease!
This trend highlights the importance of enhancing quality of life for survivors, as illustrated in Walking through the Storm. To complement traditional treatment, survivors are now flocking to hospital-based relaxation classes and support groups where extraordinary friendships bloom and psychic wounds are soothed. Many people turn to personal practices such as spirituality, journaling, cognitive techniques -- to reduce the "worry cycle" -- and humor! This integration of high-tech care with natural healing (Integrative Medicine) represents one of the most fascinating movements in medicine today.
In these CDs an extra dimension comes across while listening to the human voice express this subject. These sound-rich documentaries present leading experts as well as moving first-person accounts by survivors that will uplift anyone facing serious illness. Walking through the Storm can educate friends and family, helping them to understand the experience of their loved one.
Program Listings for This Series
Total time: 251 minutes