Saturday, August 10, 2013

When Tumor is the Rumor and Cancer is the Answer By Kevin P. Ryan MD FACP GIVEAWAY!




"Superb! This thoroughly delightful book explores, explains, and puts in context our biggest fear- our own mortality! The very word "Cancer" evokes a primal fear that we are all mortal and will, at some point, die. My own experience, on a personal level with cancer, access ports, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and major surgery was very sobering! Dr Kevin Ryan has given us all a new perspective on how to live with and conquer our biggest fear! This book is a must read for anyone living with cancer, their families, and the entire treatment community. When Tumor is the Rumor, and Cancer is the Answer will help each of us to triumph over this experience, regardless of the outcome!"
-LT. Gen PK Carlton Jr. Surgeon General USAF (ret)
"A great cancer book should reduce anxiety with authority and comprehensive information helping those confronted marshal their internal resources and conquer their fears. Does such a book exist? You are about to read it"
-Maurie Markman MD FACP Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs & National Director of Medical Oncology Cancer Treatment Centers Of America. Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs and National Director of Medical Oncology, Cancer Treatment Centers Of America. Former Professor and Vice President of Clinical Research and Chairman of the Department of Gynecologic Medical Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center. Former Chairman of the Department of Hematology/Oncology and Director of the Taussig Cancer Center at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Former Vice-Chair, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, New York
 
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Dr. Ryan graduated Phi beta Kappa, magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a BS in biology. He was awarded an NCI fellowship in immunopathology after two years of medical school and graduated from Georgetown Medical School, AOA magna cum laude. He then entered active duty in the USAF medical corps under the Health Professions Scholarship Program serving at various medical centers as Chief of Hematology Oncology and sub specialty medicine and Medical Director and Director of Tricare Region 10 Lead Agency. He served as special consultant to the commander at David Grant Medical Center Travis AFB and then Director of the Dutch Huyser Cancer Center. Dr. Ryan is board certified in Internal Medicine and Hematology/ Oncology and is a Fellow of the American College of physicians, a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and an emeritus member of the American Society of Hematology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians Executives and a member of Mensa and Intertel. He retired as a decorated full Colonel from the USAF and is a full Clinical Professor at UC Davis School of Medicine. He is the author of numerous research and clinical papers, book chapters and abstracts in Hematology/Oncology and has presented research at the regional and national level. After retirement Dr Ryan obtained degrees in music, wrote a bi weekly column for McNaughton newspapers and served on community commissions. He serves as a theatre judge and critic, as well as an occasional dramaturge for community theatre. He presently resides in Northern California with his wonderful wife, Pamela The author may be contacted at ryan_k@comcast.net
 
I got this book and read it in one day. Most of you know I have lost my whole family to cancer and recently I have had surgery for it myself. This is a book I wish my family had to read and I had before I went for my surgeries. It is a book to help calm your fears and anxiety.
The book is chalk full of fantastic information.
If you are someone you know has cancer this is a must read.
After reading this book I wish that Doctor Ryan was my oncologist. He really has it together and knows his stuff.
It is very sad to say but this is a much needed book in this day and time. I only wish that one day there will be no need for such a book when someone finds a cure for cancer but right now this is a book that most families should be reading.
I highly recommend this book.
I gave this book 5 stars.
I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review.

13 comments:

  1. like you Mary have lost most of my family over the years to Cancer and what a comfort to have had a book like this. Thank you for your review. I will have to pick up a few copies of it for my many friends who need this now.

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  2. Mary, I hate the word cancer! I've had it myself as you well know. God has Blessed both of us! I really would love to read this book. Thank you for your review of it and your giveaway.

    Blessings!
    Judy B

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    1. Judy, you are the WINNER! I will get your book right out to you! Congrats!

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    2. Thanks Mary!

      Blessings!
      Judy B

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  3. Thanks for this review Mary.

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  4. What a great book to have when going though the ugly word Cancer. I don't think I will live long enough to see a cure. I always pray for one. I will heading to Amazon now to pick up me a copy. I know this must have been a hard book to read and review Mary. I want to thank you.

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  5. Mary, Thank you for this great review. I too have no family. My own battle with it began in 2001, treatments resulting in major surgery. I needed this book then, and I need it now. Over the last few months that little nagging fear has crept up again. A friend and I spoke yesterday about it, she just doesn't get it, her advice, "Well just don't think about it." People who have never experienced it have no clue how life draining that one little 6-letter word can be [physically, mentally and spiritually]. Whether you think about it or not. The pain is one thing, but then there is the extreme fatigue. I keep telling myself if I can make it past the exhaustion I can manage the pain. So yes! This one book is now at the top of my reading chart. As soon as I can I will get it. Thanks again for the information.

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  6. Would love to have this book! I lost my best friend/sister, to this horrible disease! I hate it!!!!! Thanks Mary for this review.

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  7. Cancer hits so many.....hat the big C! Would love to win the book!

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  8. Mary, thanks for the wonderful review. I think that everyone needs more awareness where cancer is concerned. I loss my mother to cancer at a young age also. I'm going to add this book to my wish list.

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  9. I would love to win this book and pass it on to family members.I was going to buy this book but it doesn't come in ebook form so am going to add it to my list to buy when I get the extra funds

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  10. I have lost several dear family members and friends to cancer also. would love to have this book. Rhonda
    rhonda_nash_hall AT comcast DOT net

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  11. I am a cancer survivor & my father presently has stage 4 cancer. Would love to read this book!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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