Praise for The Journey Through Cancer
"A timely addition to the medical bookshelf ... Dr. Geffen lauds the benefits of complementary practices in treating the person as a whole. But he does not advocate swallowing these notions and potions instead of proven treatments. [He tries] ... to address the emotional and spiritual needs of his patients and provide traditional care. These efforts will sound refreshing for cancer patients, many of whom they feel they are simply cases being run through a treatment mill."
-The New York Times
"When a 69-year-old friend was recently diagnosed [with cancer] ... his family and friends wondered how he would manage his late-stage disease. Dr. Geffen's The Journey Through Cancer will be my gift to him to help him on his journey ... Dr. Geffen's calm, balanced voice of experience convinced me that he is on to something. "
-Journal of the National Cancer Institute
"Oncologist Jeremy Geffen, MD, has done medicine -- physicians, nurses, allied health providers, patients, and their families -- an extraordinary service in giving us this sensitive, thoughtful, beautifully written book. "
-The Integrative Medicine Consult
"Dr. Jeremy Geffen is an oncologist of the future, one who integrates the best of traditional and non-traditional approaches. He addresses the physical as well as the psychosocial, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of health and healing. It is unfortunate that all people who are concerned with cancer can't have Dr. Geffen as their doctor; The Journey Through Cancer is the next best thing."
-Dean Ornish, MD
President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute
Author of Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease and Love and
"Dr. Geffen's vast knowledge, experience, insight, and compassion in the treatment of cancer patients shine radiantly through in The Journey Through Cancer. This is a useful book for anyone facing this serious challenge."
-Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP
The Chopra Center for Well Being
"Dr. Jeremy Geffen has taken the mystery out of how to combine physical, psychological, and spiritual approaches to cancer. The medicine of the future is available now."
-Larry Dossey, MD
Author of Reinventing Medicine and Healing Words
"I finished The Journey Through Cancer and immediately thought, 'The world is a better place because Jeremy Geffen is in it.' To find an oncologist who combines the latest medical knowledge with the wisdom of the heart is a miracle. Step-by-step he leads the reader through every dimension of cancer and healing, from the nitty-gritty of the physical to the importance of the spiritual. This is the single best book ever written for those with cancer and those who love them."
-Joan Borysenko, PhD
Author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind
"The Journey Through Cancer is a priceless gift. With love and grace, Dr. Jeremy Geffen creates a practical guide that stepwise builds enduring, complete healing of the body, mind, heart, spirit and community. It can transform your very next day in the clinic to one of wholeness, joy and endless possibility, and will in time reclaim for cancer medicine its fullest potential."
-John W. Rieke, MD, FACP
Medical Director, Multicare Cancer Center
"The Journey Through Cancer is an extraordinary book -- a must read for anyone facing cancer. Dr. Geffen's understanding of oncology and healing, combined with his compassion and caring, raise the bar for oncology care."
-Congressman Dan Burton
"This is a superb contribution to the literature on integrating the best of conventional and alternative cancer therapies."
Author of Choices in Healing
"Dr. Jeremy Geffen offers all of us a wise, warm and deeply informed vision of the kind of care that everyone with cancer should have. If you have cancer, buy this book."
-James S. Gordon, MD
Director, Center for Mind-Body Medicine
Author of Manifesto for a New Medicine: Your Guide to Healing Partnerships and
the Wise Use of Alternative Therapies
"The Journey Through Cancer is an invaluable contribution for patients, families, physicians, nurses, and others involved in living with, treating, and caring for cancer patients. In this wonderfully engaging book, Dr. Jeremy Geffen provides both a practical guide and a range of choices through his Seven-Level program that will greatly enhance the lives of persons with cancer."
-Philip R. Lee, MD
Professor of Social Medicine, Emeritus, Senior Staff, Institute of Health Policy
Studies, UCSF School of Medicine
"This book, The Journey Through Cancer, is written by a compassionate physician from the depths of his heart. The book captures, in a wonderful way, the importance of 'body, mind, heart, and spirit' as dimensions of ourselves and illuminates their role in the healing process. It is a brilliant piece of work that undoubtedly will have an enormously positive impact on the lives of people with cancer and their families."
-Fawzy I. Fawzy, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
UCLA School of Medicine
"The Journey Through Cancer is a profound and deeply inspired guide for anyone dealing with cancer. Dr. Geffen skillfully leads you through every aspect of healing and transformation in a completely unique and practical way. His vision of multidimensional medicine is remarkable, real, and urgently needed. Don't miss this important book."
-Shirley Watson, DC, CCN