One Path Among Many

Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in April 2022, Robert Koshinskie is currently undergoing treatment at Duke Cancer Center, Durham, NC.

Part explanation and part meditation, “One Path Among Many” is a book about Robert’s journey with pancreatic cancer. Inside, you’ll find:

+ What cancer is and why pancreatic cancer is particularly difficult to detect early and treat effectively

+ Various procedures to diagnose and monitor cancer

+ Robert’s personal encounter with cancer, including initial signs and diagnosis

+ Robert’s chemotherapy treatment and its common side-effects

+ Some bumps in the road that Robert experienced during chemotherapy

+ Patient portals and phone apps that help keep you and your caregivers in touch with your medical team

+ Planning documents like Last Will and Advanced Healthcare Directive, and various suggested references

+ Emotional, religious and philosophical perspectives

+ Robert’s thoughts about a mental attitude that has helped him deal with his diagnosis and prognosis, and to continue moving forward.

You have just been diagnosed with cancer and in an instant your world falls away. Your initial reaction is shock and disbelief. Perhaps you misheard or maybe the diagnosis is wrong? You ask for confirmation and are assured that, unfortunately, you have cancer.

You ask, “Why me, what did I do to deserve cancer?” You wonder what you will encounter in the weeks and months ahead, and if you’ll be able to do what needs to be done. This is the start of your personal journey with cancer.

“‘One Path Among Many’ is a first-hand, practical account of what a patient will likely experience on their cancer journey with valuable suggestions, tips, and sources for finding specific information.”

Steven Merlin, pancreatic cancer survivor and Outreach Chair for the New Jersey affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

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