Simple Things You Can Do to Improve Your Quality of Life and Achieve Your Best Possible Health Outcome

Every year there are about 1.3 million people in the US who receive a cancer diagnosis and another 2.5 million in the EU.

It’s always unpleasant news and even devastating news for many of us. Suddenly, just like that, everything changes. Something new and scary has descended on us and we don’t know what to do about it. It’s an awful feeling.

What if we could tame that awful feeling, all of the stress and anxiety that go with it, and put ourselves in a better position to deal with whatever lies ahead? The good news is that there are ways to do this that are simple and effective. Anyone can do it. You don’t need special training or advanced education. I’m going to show you how to do this, and it may well change your life forever.

How did I come across this special knowledge?

There is nothing special about it, but it did take me many years to figure it out. In 1995 I was diagnosed with two brain tumors. That marked the beginning of my cancer journey. As I write this in 2024:

  • I have been diagnosed and treated for eight different types of cancer.
  • I have undergone several major surgeries and many minor surgeries.
  • I’ve been through radiation therapy three times.
  • I have had chemotherapeutic treatment three times.
  • Some cancers have recurred.
  • Two cancers are rare, uncurable, and fatal, meaning that one of them will eventually kill me unless I die of something else first.

It’s been a wild ride, and amazingly, it isn’t over yet.

As I learned to cope and navigate my way through a kaleidoscope of cancers, I realized that the techniques I use to keep me moving forward with hope and a positive attitude can be summarized and taught. I spent some time working on this because it has been game changing for me. I want to share it with everyone who might possibly benefit. The result is a short handbook. It’s here on this site, available for you to download as a PDF file. It’s free. There are no conditions or requirements, no strings attached. You don’t have to leave any information. I am not a business of any kind or a non-profit. I’m a normal person (well, almost normal), and I paid for this out of my own pocket and with the help of some friends.

More about the book

“This handbook holds important messages for patients and family members and health care providers: A handbook of straight forward and positive advice for coping with a frightening cancer diagnosis. Jim gives us a series of steps he has developed from his own experiences which lead to a sense of personal empowerment and optimism. I recommend it to everyone.”

- Carol Davies, RN