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After You Hear It’s Cancer

About the Book

“An invaluable guide to patients and their families navigating the difficult journey through cancer.”

After You Hear It’s Cancer is a survival guide for this difficult time. It helps you see through the initial fog of distress, anticipate the curves and bends in the road ahead, and make the right decisions for you and your family. This book covers a broad range of topics, from the selection of your care team to critical decisions at the end of treatment.

Praise for the Book

  • “John and Lori Leifer have provided an insightful and compassionate navigation path from diagnosis to closure after you hear it’s cancer. Take the journey with them, it’s well worth it.”
    Richard Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS
    17th Surgeon General of the United States;
    Distinguished Professor, University of Arizona
  • “If you are a cancer patient, caregiver, or a cancer care provider, this is one book you must read! This is an excellent, comprehensive discussion of the journey a cancer patient takes once they hear ‘It’s Cancer’.”
    Daniel P. McKellar, MD, FACS
    Chair, Commission on Cancer
  • “After You Hear It’s Cancer provides a wealth of information to assist patients and their families navigate the complicated cancer care system and to participate in the decision making process for their own care. The patient stories interwoven throughout the book make the experience personal, real, and understandable.”
    Robert Carlson, MD
    Chief Executive Officer of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network;
    Professor of Medicine (emeritus), Stanford University Medical Center
  • “This book is a very complete and updated guide to the complex world of cancer diagnosis, care, and treatment. It will be helpful to many patients and families who are looking for additional information to supplement that provided by the healthcare system.”
    Julie M. Vose, M.D., M.B.A.
    President, ASCO, Neumann M. and Mildred E. Harris Professor;
    Chief of the Section of Hematology/Oncology at University of Nebraska Medical Center

About the Author

John Leifer worked for more than 30 years with the major factions comprising healthcare delivery in the United States, including some of the nation’s leading hospitals. Most recently, he served as a senior vice president for a 10-hospital system in the Midwest. Leifer founded and published The Leifer Report, a healthcare publication that featured contributors ranging from President Bill Clinton to Newt Gingrich. He has written extensively on healthcare issues and has been published in newspapers and magazines, such as Modern Healthcare, Hospitals & Health Networks, Washington Monthly, and The Kansas City Star. Leifer has, also, been profiled through the years in several prominent magazines, including Money and Fortune.