CONTENTS

Acknowledgments
Preface

Chapter 1 A New Mountain to Climb
Empowering ways to view cancer; how to accept its reality and turn it into a platform for growth and self-transcendence

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Chapter 2 From Illness to Wholeness
New perspectives of illness, ranging from the scientific to the symbolic, and of its antidote, Wholeness, including Western, Chinese and Indian perspectives

The four views of illness

Chapter 3 The Cell That Forgot to Die
Basic information about the causes and treatments of cancer: from the microscopic, to the telescopic, to the kaleidoscopic view

Reflections from Chapter 3

Chapter 4 Immunity Is the Key
The crucial link between stress, immunity and illness. Vital information about Stressors & Strengths: Physical, Emotional, Mental, Systemic and Spiritual

Reflections from Chapter 4

Chapter 5 Holistic and Integrated Approaches to Healing
Carefully selected therapeutic modalities and our recommendations to support your healing regime. Plus a resource-list of techniques, websites and practitioners for reference.

Reflections from Chapter 5

Chapter 6 Cancer and Nutrition
Principles of healthy eating – understanding the risk factors as the first step to creating your own diet program

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Chapter 7 Meaning and Purpose: The Hero's Journey
The importance of making peace with your cancer experience healthy eating how to chart out a new path for your life ahead and manifest the hero within

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Chapter 8 Death and Loss
Social and cultural taboos surrounding death – how confronting the fear of death can liberate you to live life fully and well

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Chapter 9 The Caregiver
Important insights for care-givers: how to look after yourself, while also looking after your loved one.

Know about the caregiver's perspective

Chapter 10: Vijay's Journey of Discovery and Recovery
Vijay's own experience of discovery (deconstruction) and recovery (reconstruction) serves as an illustration and a guide-post for you.

Chapter 11: Your Journey of Discovery and Recovery
Self-help section with detailed, step-by-step guidelines and worksheets, so you can create a tailored healing program for yourself.

Chapter 12: Cancer: Curse, Blessing or Grand Experiment?
Evolution and cancer both occur through genetic mutations. Instead of reminding us of man's mortality, what if cancer is a sign of mankind's growth towards immortality?

Appendix A: Stages of Cancer
Understanding the names and meanings of each cancer stage so you can ask the right questions and have the appropriate conversation with your oncologist

Appendix B: Cancer Resources
Additional healing tools and online support

Glossary
Definitions and descriptions of some technical/ medical terms

Further Reading
Carefully selected book-list, should you want to dive deeper into the subject

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