A PASSIONATE AND HUMANE GUIDE TO CANCER BY A WORLD-LEADING AUTHORITY
This practical and moving book crystallises a lifetime’s experience of treating cancer into a concise step by step guide intended for patients and families alike
With more than fifty years’ experience as a cancer physician, Dr Philip A. Salem believes that knowledge alone is not enough when battling the disease. Patients need love, care, hope, compassion and time to talk about their fears, anxieties and concerns. This book, written with passion and precision, is intended to empower patients, helping them to receive the best possible care. Expertly taking patients through each part of the treatment process, starting with diagnosis – and supplemented throughout with insightful patient stories – Defeating Cancer will give strength to anyone affected by the condition.
Philip A. Salem is a world renowned cancer physician, researcher and author. He is Director Emeritus of Cancer Research at Baylor/St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston and President of Salem Oncology Center. Between 1989 and 1994 Dr Salem was a member of the White House Advisory Committee on Health Care and he has received honorary doctorates in Humane Letters from the Lebanese American University and Notre Dame University of Lebanon. A biography of Dr Salem, Cancer, Love and the Politics of Hope, was published in 2012. He lives in Houston, Texas.