Cancer As a Turning Point


Shares why purpose is critical to survival

Inspires a ‘life worth living’


“This is one of my most treasured books. Oncology psychologist Laawrence LeShan presents a compelling case on why (and how) to turn cancer into ‘post-traumatic growth’. The personal anecdotes from his years of treating cancer patients are eye-opening.”

Publisher: Plume Books

Publication Date: August 1st, 1994

Pages: 272

Psychotherapist Lawrence LeShan has worked with cancer patients for more than thirty-five years and his research has led people with cancer to find new, effective ways to fight for their lives. He has put his findings–full of meaning and purpose–into this revised edition that shows how psychological change, along with medical treatment, mobilizes a compromised immune system for healing. Included is a life-transforming workbook of hands-on exercises designed to help readers evaluate their inner selves and teach them how to get the most out of their immune systems by leading fuller, richer lives.

About the Author: Lawrence LeShan is a psychotherapist whose work has aided cancer patients for more than 35 years. He is the author of Cancer as a Turning Point, The Dilemma of Psychology, The Medium, the Mystic, and the Physicist, and You Can Fight for Your Life.