Kim Thiboldeaux is an innovative, internationally recognized leader who has dedicated her career to improving the lives of cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. As the Executive Chair of the Cancer Support Community (CSC), Thiboldeaux oversees a global non-profit network of 175 locations, including 47 CSC and Gilda’s Club centers, 10 hospital and clinic-based affiliates, and a multitude of satellite locations that deliver more than $50 million in free support services to patients and families. In addition, CSC administers a toll-free helpline and produces award-winning educational resources that reach more than one million people each year. The Cancer Support Community, formed in 2009 by the merger of The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club, also conducts cutting-edge research on the emotional, psychological, and financial journey of cancer patients. In addition, CSC advocates in Washington, DC and at all levels of government for policies to help individuals whose lives have been disrupted by cancer. Thiboldeaux coauthored Reclaiming Your Life After Diagnosis and The Total Cancer Wellness Guide, and hosts the award-winning Frankly Speaking About Cancer radio show. She also serves on multiple advisory boards, speaks at leading conferences, and frequently appears in national media outlets. In June 2017, Vice President Joe Biden appointed Thiboldeaux to serve on the Biden Cancer Initiative’s Board of Directors.
The Total Cancer Wellness Guide
Publication Date: June 2007
If you or someone you love is diagnosed with cancer, The Total Cancer Wellness Guide is just what you need for guidance and support every step of the way. Empowering you to more consciously navigate your diagnosis and make the best possible “Patient Active” decisions, this accessible book is packed with important information that will help guide you through the challenging journey ahead.
The Total Cancer Wellness Guide accurately and compassionately addresses your physical, emotional, social and practical needs—preparing you for wellness that can follow you throughout the rest of your life, regardless of what the future holds.
Find out how to:
- Put an effective support and resource team in place to buffer against the challenges of diagnosis and treatment
- Connect with others who can help you navigate a labyrinth of choices and daunting decisions
- Develop practical, more effective ways to manage side effects
- Deal with complex emotional issues ranging from the shock of initial diagnosis to creating a living legacy and a meaning-filled life
Through powerful, first-person testimony from participants of The Wellness Community worldwide, as well as a plethora of the best tips, evidence-based research, treatment and support information currently available, The Total Cancer Wellness Guide will help you develop the strength and empowerment you need to stay focused on healing—and to develop the mindset of a survivor.
Publication Date: June 2007