Couples Confronting Cancer
By Fincannon, Joy L. and Bruss, Katherine V.

Work through cancer together

Maintaining a healthy, long-term marriage or relationship in today’s society is challenging enough. When cancer enters the picture, it can become a source of further pressure and can cause you to reevaluate your life and your relationships. Couples Confronting Cancer provides information about the cancer experience, suggesting effective ways to work through conflict to create intimacy and to deal with cancer more successfully. It shows you how to solve or avert problems, allowing you and your partner to become closer and communicate more easily and truthfully with one another both during and beyond the cancer experience.

Key Features

  • Tips on how to develop successful relationships
  • Exercises to help you cope with special problems, resolve conflicts, strengthen relationships, and deepen intimacy


DOI: 10.1036/0944235255

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Author Biography

Joy L. Fincannon, R.N., M.S., former associate medical editor at the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, is a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist with experience in working with cancer patients, their families, and cancer health professionals.

Katherine V. Bruss, Psy.D., former managing editor for books at the American Cancer Society, is a licensed psychologist with 18 years of clinical experience.


Couples Confronting Cancer
Author(s): Fincannon, Joy L. and Bruss, Katherine V.
ISBN: 0944235255
DOI: 10.1036/0944235255

Format: paperback, 288 pages.
Pub date: 1 Nov 2002
Copyright: 2003
$18.95 US
Product Line: American Cancer Society (McGraw-Hill)

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