When Cancer Strikes a Friend: What to Say, What to Do, and How to Help by Bonnie E. DraegerWhen Cancer Strikes a Friend: What to Say, What to Do, and How to Help by Bonnie E. Draeger

When Cancer Strikes a Friend: What to Say, What to Do, and How to Help

byBonnie E. Draeger

Paperback | October 1, 2012

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Wondering what to say, how to help, and/or what to know about your friend with cancer? Now, for the first time, your questions will be answered in this supportive and instructional guide on how to be there for your loved one in his or her time of need. When Cancer Strikes a Friend is a prescriptive, step-by-step guide with menus of tried-and-true responses, bulleted examples, detailed sidebars, and sound advice from cancer professionals.

In Bonnie Draeger’s debut book, professionals provide authoritative treatments of topics, including post-treatment; when friends live alone; pediatric and teen cancer issues; talking to children about cancer; and food, teamwork, and more. Featuring more than forty expert contributions, When Cancer Strikes a Friend is the essential guide for friends and colleagues who truly want to help their friends and family—acting as caregivers, listeners, and supporters—fight a winning battle against the Big C.

Key topics and issues include:

  • Finding your way as a friend
  • Gifts of friendship
  • Understanding the cancer experience
  • Sharing hope, peace, and spiritual care
  • Learning to communicate
  • And more   

When Cancer Strikes a Friend is the essential book for anyone who knows someone with cancer—that is, everyone. 

About The Author

Bonnie E. Draeger is president and executive director of Friends & Cancer, as well as an ordained deacon in the United Methodist Church. She has written cover articles for Parents' Press and Christians in Education, and contributed to the textbook Music: A Way of Life for the Young Child. She currently lives in Cape Cod, Massachus...

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Title:When Cancer Strikes a Friend: What to Say, What to Do, and How to HelpFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 5.5 inPublished:October 1, 2012Publisher:Skyhorse Publishing Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1620872145

ISBN - 13:9781620872147

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