About the Book

“Superb! This thoroughly delightful book explores, explains, and puts in context our biggest fear- our own mortality! The very word ‘cancer’ evokes a primal fear that we are all mortal and will, at some point, die. My own experience, on a personal level with cancer, access ports, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and major surgery was very sobering! Dr Kevin Ryan has given us all a new perspective on how to live with and conquer our biggest fear! This book is a must read for anyone living with cancer, their families, and the entire treatment community. When Tumor is the Rumor, and Cancer is the Answer will help each of us to triumph over this experience, regardless of the outcome” -LT. Gen PK Carlton Jr. Surgeon General USAF (ret)

“A great cancer book should reduce anxiety with authority and comprehensive information helping those confronted marshal their internal resources and conquer their fears. Does such a book exist? You are about to read it” -Maurie Markman MD FACP Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs & National Director of Medical Oncology Cancer Treatment Centers Of America. Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs and National Director of Medical Oncology, Cancer Treatment Centers Of America. Former Professor and Vice President of Clinical Research and Chairman of the Department of Gynecologic Medical Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center. Former Chairman of the Department of Hematology/Oncology and Director of the Taussig Cancer Center at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Former Vice-Chair, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, New York


About the Author

Dr. Ryan graduated Phi beta Kappa, summa cum laude from Georgetown University with a BS in biology. He was awarded an NCI fellowship in immunopathology after two years of medical school and graduated from Georgetown Medical School, AOA summa cum laude. He then entered active duty in the USAF medical corps under the Health Professions Scholarship Program serving at various medical centers as Chief of Hematology Oncology and sub specialty medicine and Medical Director and Director of Tricare Region 10 Lead Agency. He served as special consultant to the commander at David Grant Medical Center Travis AFB and then Director of the Dutch Huyser Cancer Center. Dr. Ryan is board certified in Internal Medicine and Hematology/ Oncology and is a Fellow of the American College of physicians, a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and an emeritus member of the American Society of Hematology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians Executives and a member of Mensa and Intertel. He retired as a decorated full Colonel from the USAF and is a full Clinical Professor at UC Davis School of Medicine. He is the author of numerous research and clinical papers, book chapters and abstracts in Hematology/Oncology and has presented research at the regional and national level. After retirement Dr Ryan obtained degrees in music, wrote a bi weekly column for McNaughton newspapers and served on community commissions. He serves as a theatre judge and critic, as well as an occasional dramaturge for community theatre. He presently resides in Northern California with his wonderful wife, Pamela The author may be contacted at ryan_k@comcast.net

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