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The Journey Through Cancer: How to Lose 25 lbs. Without Diet or Exercise, and Be Cancer Free in 8 Months | Jim Serritella

The ER doctor said, “Let’s take a chest x-ray just to be safe.” The results were simple,
the sentence easily stated, and the next time period of life was about to be defined.
“There is a white spot on the top right lung. You’d better have your doctor look at
this!” That spot turned out to be lung cancer, and with that diagnosis Jim and Betty
Serritella began a journey of tests and treatment on the road to becoming cancer-free.

Fighting and winning the battle with cancer is a long and arduous process. You need
a team of doctors and nurses you can trust, friends and loved ones to provide support,
and lots of prayer. The Journey Through Cancer is a road map of the process Jim
and Betty followed to battle Betty’s lung cancer. Jim wrote this book to help provide
guidance for those on their own cancer journey, especially the caregivers and patient
advocates, and to share lessons they learned along the way. “This book saved my
life!!” A statement from my wife’s thoracic surgeon who had throat cancer (see
endorsement #7).

“This book offers great spiritual medical and practical guidance for the cancer patient. caregiver, relatives of patient, friends of patient, and those working on the patient’s prayer chain. Please read it, and remember how each of us being treated need those daily naps, good nights of sleep, and the knowledge that our loved ones are in our corner at all times, supporting, our effort to battle the disease, with prayer, good wishes, humor and the occasional good meal.”

Cancer survivor, Daniel M. Gray, Attorney at Law, Falls Church, VA

“The Journey is a heartfelt personal account of struggle through the diagnosis, treatment, and recovery of cancer. This book is not an oncology textbook written by a medical expert. This is a user’s guide written by an experience caregiver intended to help patients,  caregivers, and “team members” get a better understanding and insight into this most challenging process.”

Dr. Neil Farber, MD, PhD, Associate Professor

Jim Serritella is a United States Air Force veteran. He has spent more than 50 years
in the world of systems, computers, and consulting. Jim is a life member of the
Disabled American Veterans, the American Legion Post 171 of Damascus, Maryland,
and a fourth degree Knight of Columbus. His advice for those going through the
cancer journey: Don’t stop asking questions, and don’t forget to pray for help and
understanding in fighting a battle you cannot win alone.

Jim Serritella

Caregiver  Advocate  Guardian



Postscript explanation

Since 2015, The Journey Through Cancer – How to Lose 25 lbs. Without Diet or Exercise and Be Cancer Free in 8 Months has been published four times without any updates in content. This latest edition has additional content. The new text shows the postscript abbreviation P.S. at the beginning of the new content, ending with the abbreviation End P.S. There are several segments identified with P.S…END P.S. initials.

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