Dr. Joel Hilaire’s New Book Demonstrates Cancer Patients’ Fight

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‘On the Other Side of the Desk’ tells of four cancer patients, their individual battles.

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The more we understand about cancer the better we can protect ourselves and break this cycle of death by this vicious disease.

When Dr. Joel Hilaire’s sister-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer, the news hit him hard. As a doctor, Hilaire was familiar with diagnosing others, but seeing it happen to someone he was so close with was overwhelming. His sister-in-law’s grace and dignity through this disease inspired Hilaire to shed the stethoscope and sit in the patient’s chair to see a new perspective. “On the Other Side of the Desk” (published by iUniverse) is Hilaire’s true account of four individuals battling cancer.

“Cancer is among the top 10 leading causes of death in the world and is second only to heart diseases in the United States,” Hilaire says. “The more we understand about cancer, the better we can protect ourselves and break this cycle of death by this vicious disease.”

The book is split between the accounts of two people with pancreatic cancer and two with breast cancer.

“On the Other Side of the Desk” demonstrates how cancer affects people from all walks of life. Most of all, it reveals the four individuals four different approaches for dealing with their fight against cancer as they fall back on psychological, spiritual, cultural and philosophical support.

An excerpt from “On the Other Side of the Desk”:

“When she broke the news to her family, everyone in her close environment looked at that thirty-nine-year old woman as if she had just received a death sentence. ‘No one told me about living,’ she said later, but she was asked to go and visit her relatives in Haiti before it was too late.”

“On the Other Side of the Desk”
By Joel Hilaire, M.D.
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 122 pages | ISBN 9780595669981
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 122 pages | ISBN 9780595337354
E-Book | 122 pages | ISBN 9780595785292
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Dr. Joel Hilaire graduated from the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy at the State University of Haiti. He is also the author of the poetry book “Fantaisie de ma Jeunesse.”

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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