A Physicians Personal Experience with Throat Cancer
By Itzhak Brook, MD.
I really enjoyed this book, and felt Dr. Brook had a great message to share. I like his writing style, and was impressed with how he keeps a positive attitude throughout the book, despite the circumstances. I also had the privelege to spend some time with Dr. Brook, and found him to be an extremely pleasant individual. I wouldn't add this book to my web store if I didn't think it was worth reading.
Cliff Griffin, Griffin Laboratories
"My Voice" - A physician’s personal experience with throat cancer by Georgetown University Professor Dr. Itzhak Brook offers a personal look as a doctor who becomes a patient.
This book captures three years of the authors’ life that followed throat cancer diagnosis and tells his personal story of facing and dealing with medical and surgical treatments and adjusting to life afterwards. As a physician with lifelong experience in caring for patients, the author shares his insights and perspective on these events as he experiences for the first time the effects of severe illness through the eyes of a patient. He endures the consequences of radiation, repeated surgeries, and prolonged hospitalizations. He confronts medical errors in his care, discrimination following loss of his vocal cords, and struggle to regain his ability to speak again and find a new meaning to his life. The author shares his fears, anxieties, frustrations, failures, and ultimate adaptation and adjustment to life with continuous uncertainty about the future.
Readers of this book will gain insight into the mind of a patient with a life threatening illness such as cancer. This book can assist readers in dealing with trying times in their own lives and shed insight into the struggles that patients with cancer of the head and neck face and how to overcome them. Through the author’s insights, health care professionals can become more aware of what their patients actually experience, and patients who face similar hardships may find out how to cope with them. "My Voice" - A physician’s personal experience with throat cancer by Georgetown University Professor Dr. Itzhak Brook offers a personal look as a doctor who becomes a patient.