Pancreatic Cancer: It's a Family Affair
by Lisa M. Strahs-Lorenc
Inspired by her own husband’s battle with Pancreatic Cancer, author Lisa M. Strahs-Lorenc shares Pancreatic Cancer: It’s a Family Affair to help others who are affected daily by this deadly disease.
Pancreatic Cancer: It’s a Family Affair was not written to be another book about cancer. Instead, it tells of the effects of cancer on the family. Cancer affects the whole family, forever changing and forever coping with the disease. While there are support groups for patients, caregivers, and children, the family unit—its dynamics, its stability, its foundation—will never be the same. Throughout the pages, readers will discover different stories about the lives affected by cancer through twenty-two contributors from twenty families. They represent spouses, siblings, adult children, and patients themselves. It is divided into sections, from “Before Cancer” (BC) to “Building a New Life,” where the family members share their experiences that will provide support to readers wherever they are on this sad journey.
An eye-opening and moving anthology of true cases of Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer: It’s a Family Affair captures the feelings of anger, sorrow, acceptance, and hope of the different individuals directly and indirectly affected by this dreadful disease. It offers help to others by making them feel that they are not alone.
All proceeds from the sale of this book will be going to the Lustgarten Foundation and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network that offer support and research for an eventual cure of this deadly disease.