You Don’t Have to Suffer: A Complete Guide to Relieving Cancer Pain for Patients and Their FamiliesThis book is a bit of a big beast and that’s going to put some people off. It was written in response to a report from the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research which showed that pain is usually, if not always, undertreated for those who suffer from cancer.
Who’s It For?
It might look like a medical text book but “You don’t have to suffer” is for everyone. It’s designed to be used by cancer patients and their friends and family as much as it is by medical professionals.
It contains a comprehensive list of all known pain alleviation therapies for cancer and most importantly, it explains your rights around these therapies.
Many doctors in the United States are scared to prescribe opioids. Many cancer patients believe they should suffer bravely in silence. The law doesn’t exactly help to make these assumptions feel wrong, either.
Susan Lang and Richard Patt are both highly qualified medical professionals and they know their way around the system.
The Bad News?
The bad news is that this text has fallen out of print, even though it’s needed more today than ever. That means it can be a little expensive if you want to buy a new copy as Amazon only has a few left in stock.
The good news is that this isn’t a major problem and there are pre-owned copies also available for sale much more cheaply.
If you have cancer and only buy one pain management book, make it this one. It contains everything everyone needs to know on the subject.
Buy your copy of You Don’t Have to Suffer: A Complete Guide to Relieving Cancer Pain for Patients and Their Families by Susan S Lang And Richard B Patt today.