Media praise for Live Longer, Live Larger: A Holistic Approach for Cancer Patients and Their Families

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"The Buchholzes have written a positive, affirming resource for people facing a profoundly difficult experience....The authors draw upon their clinical backgrounds to describe the experiences and feelings of cancer patients. They demonstrate a remarkable empathy with patients and families, emphasize 'living larger,' and use real-person stories to make their points. ...Live Longer, Live Larger would also help nurses, physicians, social workers, counselors, hospice personnel, and other professionals gain insight into what patients are going through and what they need. Patients, families, and health professionals alike would benefit from becoming well acquainted with the contents of this book."
--ForeWordreviews.com, Five Star Review (highest)


"This powerful work, written by an oncologist and psychologist, presents a practical plan for dealing with cancer. The handbook is presented in sections that correspond to common events in the course of cancer. ...Dozens of thought-provoking questions guide patients in using the material. Case histories show how survivors and their families confronted cancer. This work provides a compassionate yet practical handbook for those who want to get the most out of life in the midst of facing a debilitating or terminal disease."
--Today's Librarian


"If you were diagnosed with cancer, how would you react? Would you choose to live as best you can by taking certain emotional, spiritual and therapeutic steps, and increase your odds for survival, or would you give up and die? Your attitude and beliefs about cancer can be a metaphor for how your body responds, say the authors. This powerful work, written by an oncologist and psychologist, presents a practical plan for dealing with cancer. The handbook is presented in sections that correspond to common events in the course of cancer. However, users can focus on the segment most pertinent to their stage of illness or recovery. The work discusses the emotional aspects of the diagnosis, including coping with fear, living with uncertainty and, most important, developing a positive attitude. Practical information includes developing action plans, understanding the pathology of the disease and developing a medical team. The reality of dying with cancer isn't shirked; the authors compassionately walk patients through the psychological and physical aspects of dying. Dozens of thought-provoking questions guide patients in using the material. Case histories show how survivors and their families confronted cancer. This work provides a compassionate yet practical handbook for those who want to get the most out of life in the midst of facing a debilitating or terminal disease."
--Today's Librarian, December 2001


"Live Longer, Live Larger" is based on almost twenty five years of experience with thousands of patients and families dealing with cancer. The authors are a husband wife team. He is a medical oncologis; she, a clinical psychologist. ...The book serves as a guide to help the patient put his/her life in perspective. ...Live Longer, Live Larger would be helpful for anyone who is facing serious illness, not just cancer, whether it is life-threatening or not." --CAPHIS (Consumer And Patient Health Information Section of the Medical Library Associations), Consumer connections newsletter

"Bill and Susie Buchholz are a wonderful oncologist-psychologist team who have devoted decades providing cancer patients with scientifically grounded, open minded and psychologically sensitive approaches to cancer care. Live Longer, Live Larger is a strong and clear summary of all that they have learned. ...A very useful book covering a wide range of key issues that cancer patients face....It is solid, it is broadminded, it is thoughtful, it is compassionate, it is wise."
--Michael Lerner, Author of Choices in Healing: Integrating the Best of Conventional and Complementary Approaches to Cancer; President, Commonweal


"In this gem of a book William and Susan Buchholz offer us the experience gained from a lifetime of accompanying people with Cancer. Live Longer, Live Larger is Holistic Medicine at its best: relevant, liberating, wise and profoundly healing. If only everyone with cancer could receive it from their doctor along with their diagnosis."
--Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., author of Kitchen Table Wisdom and My Grandfather's Blessings