THREE CANCERS in TEN MONTHS
When Doctor Becomes Caregiver
Author: Dr. K. Azlan
Non-Fiction / Inspirational / Self Help / Memoir
It is rare for one family to deal with several different types of cancer. Even rarer still is a family which has dealt with three different types within ten months.
For a doctor to find himself dealing with this highly unusual situation is almost unheard of.
About Dr. K. Azlan
Dr. K. Azlan is an Emergency Physician and Head of the Emergency and Trauma Services on the tourism island of Langkawi, an archipelago of 104 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30km off the main coast of northwestern Peninsular Malaysia. He attended the Medical School of Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and he has fearlessly revealed the struggles his family experienced with three different cancer diagnoses in a short period of time.
This book describes the experiences of author, who is a physician, in managing the illnesses of three of his close relatives (his wife, father, and father-in-law) who were afflicted with cancers. Since all three were diagnosed within ten months of one another and all had different types of cancer, including their symptoms, stages, treatment plans, progress, and outcomes, the author covers a wide range of cancer issues and ways to deal with them successfully in this book.
He offers a frank assessment of the disease and its treatment options, but focus is given on helping families emerge connected and loving after facing such obstacle. With practical, step-by-step help for managing treatment options and considerations, this book will help transform your difficult journey into a meaningful and memorable battle. – Read More
Prologue: Why This Book Was Written
Chapter 1: I Am a Physician, Yet I Am Not Prepared
Chapter 2: Three Cancers in Ten Months
Chapter 3: The Pain of Biopsy
Chapter 4: An Abundance of Information
Chapter 5: Let’s Gear Up as Patients
Chapter 6: Paper Trails . . . Let’s Make It Right
Chapter 7: Our Battle with Chemotherapy
Chapter 8: Creating Time for your Loved One and Yourself
Chapter 9: Please Understand Us, the Caregivers
Chapter 10: Resentment and Acceptance of Supplements
Chapter 11: Palliative and Stage IV Do Not Mean Giving Up
Chapter 12: Things I Needed from Friends
Chapter 13: Our Life after the Three Cancers
Chapter 14: Last Thoughts on Cancer