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When Someone You Love Has Cancer: Comfort and Encouragement for Caregivers and Loved Ones

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A book by Cecil Murphey.
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Outstanding guide filled with encouragement and advice

  • Jul 31, 2009
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When Someone You Love Has Cancer by Cecil Murphey couldn't have come at a better time for me. Three days before I received the email about this book, I got word that my uncle's cancer had come back. As someone who is living this right now, this book is perfect. It's short and an incredibly easy read, perfect for anyone who's facing the horrible news but doesn't want to spend hours paging through a book filled with statistics and dry advice. Murphey's book has short anecdotes with down to earth wisdom for the family and friends of cancer sufferers. Some of the advice may seem like common sense, but when your life is turned upside down, common sense is remarkably rare. Each chapter ends with a short prayer for understanding and strength. The most important advice given is for caregivers to just listen and be present for those facing cancer, something that I needed to hear. This book offers hope in the midst of a frightening time. Now that I've finished reading it, I will be passing it on to my mom, and I'm sure that she will pass it on as well. It's that kind of book.

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July 31, 2009
Thanks for bringing this book to our attention. Sounds like a book we could all benefit from at one time or another.
 
July 31, 2009
I've dealt with loved ones with cancer before and it's definitely heartwrenching.  This book sounds amazing though, so thank you for sharing.  One book that I'd recommend to go along with this is from the Chicken Soup for the Soul series called Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cancer Book.  It's like a cancer support group in book form.
 
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