Doctor’s New Book and “First-Aid Kit” Reduces Fear of Cancer Recurrence; Fills Gap in Cancer Survivor Care with Joy and Hope

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Dr. Shani Fox creates “first aid kit” to relieve the greatest fear of the vast and growing population of cancer survivors.

Dr. Shani Fox, ND

Relieving fear of cancer recurrence isn’t just about making a survivor feel better...It’s a matter of helping survivors reduce their risk of the very thing they fear: cancer recurrence.

Dr. Shani Fox, a leading holistic physician, life mastery coach and expert in cancer survivorship, today introduced an innovative book and audio package that brings new hope and joyful possibilities to the vast numbers of survivors dealing with fear of cancer recurrence. Persistent fear of recurrence is estimated to affect 33-96% of the 14 million cancer survivors in the US today.

“A cancer experience can be an anchor that keeps your head barely above water, or the launching pad for a life that exceeds your wildest dreams,” Dr. Fox explains. “Fear of cancer recurrence is one obstacle that keeps survivors from fully enjoying the years of life they were so blessed to get following cancer treatment.”

Regrettably, until now there has been a huge gap in care and guidance for cancer survivors after they complete treatments, making re-entry to everyday life stressful. Feeling alone and unsupported, survivors are susceptible to many fears, including fear of cancer recurrence.

Dr. Fox’s product, called “The Cancer Survivor’s Fear First Aid Kit,” helps fill that void through a three-part offering that includes a 28-page book offering her simple, five-step method for quickly reducing fear of cancer recurrence, a companion workbook to help survivors learn the method quickly and track their progress, and a CD with guided meditation audio tracks to help survivors integrate the book’s lessons and succeed in overcoming their fears.

“Reducing stress is an essential part of every cancer survivor’s prevention program,” Dr. Fox notes. “This Kit addresses a particularly common and stubborn form of stress among survivors.”

The Kit especially helps survivors move from the ‘”fight or flight” mode of high anxiety that accompanies fear of cancer recurrence to the more nurturing “rest and digest” state, where they can embrace the joy of living today.

“Research clearly demonstrates the relationship between chronic stress and disease-free survival,” Dr. Fox states. “Relieving fear of cancer recurrence isn’t just about making a survivor feel better, although that alone would be worth it. It’s a matter of helping survivors reduce their risk of the very thing they fear: cancer recurrence.”

In addition to her five-step of method for conquering fear in the moment, Dr. Fox details strategies for staying in hope and joy moving forward, such as regularly engaging in activities that are fully absorbing versus those that are used merely for distraction.

Praised for its simplicity and results attained, the book has been called “a balm to the heart and soul of any cancer survivor” by Barbara Musser, founder of Sexy After and “the beacon out of the dark cold cave of worry” by Dr. Lise Alschuler, a naturopathic physician and author who is also a breast cancer survivor.

The Cancer Survivors’ Fear First Aid Kit is available in hard copy at for $45. A downloadable .pdf version of the book and companion workbook, priced at $25, is available directly at

About Dr. Shani Fox

Dr. Shani Fox founded her medical practice, Healing and Hope for Cancer Survivors, in 2009 to provide natural primary care tailored to the needs of cancer survivors. Believing unconditionally in each person’s innate power to generate wellness and happiness, she encourages survivors not to settle for “a new normal,” but to create “a new extraordinary.”

She also enjoys working in collaboration with her patients’ primary care physicians, sharing insights from her leading-edge medical model for cancer survivor care, called “Back in Charge! Three Powerful Steps to Creating Extraordinary Wellness and Joy After Cancer.” ™

Dr. Shani graduated as a physician with highest honors from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She supplemented her medical training by earning certification as a life mastery coach through a year-long program with the highly respected Life Mastery Institute of Los Angeles, Calif. Dr. Shani weaves these coaching skills into her medical practice, helping her patients leverage the inner strength that got them through cancer treatment to create lives of wellness, fulfillment and joy.

An accomplished speaker who has presented at national conferences for cancer survivors and integrative cancer professionals, she presents live and virtual talks and workshops for cancer survivors in addition to her one-on-one medical and coaching services. Dr. Fox is a longstanding member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians and has been published in the peer-reviewed Natural Medicine Journal.

She can be reached at 866-678-8577 or by email at drshani(at)drshanifox(dot)com.

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