As a physician and long-term survivor who has written guides for patients (e.g., Diagnosis: Cancer. A Guide to the First Months of Healthy Survivorship), I've experienced the many challenges of crafting such a publication.
CURE's booklet -- available free of charge both online and in softcover -- does everything well. It:
- Highlights all key areas of survivorship
- Clarifies complex ideas without oversimplifying
- Balances the art and science of survivorship
Editor in chief Debu Tripathy, M.D. summarizes the achievement in his welcome page when he writes, "A humanistic and scientific approach with up-to-date information, new developments and key resources are all part of the toolkit that CURE’s 2011 Cancer Resource Guide delivers to you."
Otis W. Brawley, M.D., Chief Medical Officer & Executive Vice President of The American Cancer Society, wrote, "A well-informed patient has the ability to increase his or her chances of high-quality treatment. Numerous studies support the premise that a knowledgeable patient receives better treatment and is better able to stick to that therapy, resulting in better outcomes." He describes the booklet as "a resource guide that provides quick and concise answers to frequently asked questions. The guide also includes references to credible sources for more in-depth information to help you make informed decisions on your cancer journey."
For people striving to be Healthy Survivors, I highly recommend reading and sharing this resource guide.