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Table of Contents
Quick Reference Lists
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Acknowledgments
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Introduction
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Chapter One: Getting the News
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For the Person Who Has Just Received the Diagnosis
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What You Can Do to Support Someone with a
Diagnosis of Cancer
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Some Thoughts for the Medical Community about
Delivering the Bad News
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Chapter Two: Ongoing Communication and Support
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Creating Support during the Treatment Stage of Your Illness
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Continuing Ways to Provide Support to a Cancer Survivor
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Some Thoughts for the Medical Community from the
Patient’s Point of View
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