New book by Dr. Victor G. Vogel aids in terminal illness care

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‘Doctor, What if it Were Your Mother?’ offers compassion, advice to adults with terminally ill loved ones

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Readers will learn to face the daunting and fearful questions of pain, suffering and death with more objectivity and hope,” Vogel says.

For more than 30 years, Dr. Victor G. Vogel dedicated his life and career to the research and treatment of breast cancer. He has personally assisted hundreds of patients and their families who must make difficult decisions regarding treatment and end-of-life care.

Vogel’s new book, “Doctor, What if it Were Your Mother?: Hope, Faith and Reason at the End of Life” (published by WestBow Press), brings his experiences, expertise and insights to a wider audience, encouraging more open conversations between doctors and patients and expounding on his own thoughts on death and dying.

“Doctor, What if it Were Your Mother?” confronts complex disease treatments in a direct, relatable manner. Vogel details his experiences, offering case studies, examples and research to help people choose the treatments that make the most sense. He also includes anecdotes from the moments that shaped him personally: his mother’s passing and his own battle with a life-threatening illness.

Vogel also touches on the current healthcare system in the U.S. and potential financial crisis. He hopes his book will help readers make informed decisions regarding disease management, avoid costly and useless therapies and find comfort when coping with losing loved ones.

“Readers will learn to face the daunting and fearful questions of pain, suffering and death with more objectivity and hope,” Vogel says. “They will gather skills that enable them to ask appropriate questions of their care providers and physicians, and they will be able to make better choices about care at the end of life for both themselves and their loved ones.”

“Doctor, What if it Were Your Mother?”
By Victor G. Vogel, MD
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 348 pages | ISBN 9781490855912
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 348 pages | ISBN 9781490855899
E-Book | 348 pages | ISBN 9781490855905
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Victor G. Vogel, MD, currently serves a Director of Breast Oncology and Research for the Geisinger Health System in central Pennsylvania. He served as national vice president for research for the American Cancer Society from 2009-2010, and was a professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is also the author of more than 250 articles, book chapters and abstracts.

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