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How to Cope Better in Cancerville

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Dr. William Penzer's journey through what he came to call Cancerville began in 2005 when his 31-year-old daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer. Despite being a caring and seasoned psychologist for almost forty years who helped others navigate the choppy waters of life, he was emotionally drowning in that very sea. He searched for a book to help support him during this difficult time but found none. As he learned how to adapt and cope in Cancerville, he promised himself he would write a helpful book someday to support family and friends facing that same situation.

This seasoned psychologist eventually discovered how to cope better when dealing with cancer. Penzer concluded that cancer is not only a dreaded diagnosis, but a place with its own culture, customs, language, confusions.

Penzer's two books "How to Cope Better When You Have Cancer" and "How To Cope Better When Someone You Love Has Cancer" will be your guide on this demanding journey. These  books address not only the patient but those who care for a loved one suffering from the disease.  Together, both books provide a practical, powerful, positive, and proactive way for people to face their Cancerville journey head-on and "Dam Strong!"

William Penzer. Ph.D.  Received his Ph.D. from New York University and has been a psychologist for 40+ years. He is the author of "Getting Back Up From an emotional Down," and You Have Choices: Overcoming Anxiety, Panic and Phobia."  Penzer is currently the Director of the Humanistic Center for Counseling Services in Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton and Coral Springs FL.