Ten years ago, Gregory White Smith's doctors gave him three months to live. He's still here. Discover how he, and many others in this life-changing book, beat the odds and survived.
The news was grim. Doctors at the prestigious Mayo Clinic told Greg Smith--young, handsome, and hard at work at the book that would one day win him a Pulitzer Prize--that he had an inoperable brain tumor. They gave him three months to live. Ten years later, Greg is fit, active, and managing his tumor with an experimental hormone therapy.
Like Greg, the other courageous people in this book--whose illnesses range from cystic fibrosis to cancer--have returned from the threshold of death. They are all medical miracles. Now you can learn how they made those miracles happen. Not a survivor's memoir, but a survivor's handbook, this extraordinary book weaves the insights of doctors and the wisdom of patients into a road map anyone can follow out of the dark fears of dying.
The one thing that makes the difference between life and death --taking control
Practical steps to finding the best doctor and the best care
Your own research...how to do it, why your life depends on it
What you need to ask before beginning an experimental treatment
Why even if there isn't a cure now, there may be tomorrow--and how to live long enough to get it...and more
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For every patient, for every patient's family...A Pulitzer Prize-winning author has written what could be the most empowering--and important--book you'll ever read.
"An inspiring gift to all of us who remain one cell away from the pathologies that would kill us...unless we do as Smith did: Get smart, get help, get well."
A New York Times Notable BookAbout the Author:
Gregory White Smith and Steven Naifeh have collaborated on many books, including The Mormon Murders, Final Justice, A Stranger in the Family, and Jackson Pollock: An American Saga, which was a National Book Award finalist and the winner of the Pulitzer Prize. They are also co-editors of the well-known reference works The Best Doctors in America and The Best Lawyers in America. Their most recent book was On a Street Called Easy, in a Cottage Called Joye. They live in South Carolina.
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Book Description Dell, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110440508371
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Book Description Dell, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0440508371