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A Proven Approach For Optimizing Your Role in Your Cancer Treatment

How to be a cancer patient...

It doesn’t matter what type of cancer or when it comes, once you get your diagnosis, your life is turned upside down in an instant. For me, it came in the form of T Cell Lymphoma. After diagnosis, I searched for some guidance on how to navigate the mental challenges of cancer, looking for a process I could use to manage myself while navigating the healthcare system – there simply wasn’t a good resource available.

Patients are not taught how to deal with what’s to come after a cancer diagnosis.

Cancer is a HUGE mental and organizational challenge that can feel overwhelming, to say the least.

What patients need is a process to manage themselves and a plan to navigate their treatment.

It’s an enormous opportunity – providing cancer patients with a universal process that helps reduce the stress of the treatment cycle while also purposefully improving patient communication with the care team. It’s a win for patients AND their care teams.

The good news is, you can learn how to coach yourself through this incredibly tough time…that’s exactly what I did!

After 2 surgeries, 15 days of inpatient chemotherapy, and 15 rounds of radiation treatment – among other complications and procedures – I was able to recover from my T Cell Lymphoma.

I also learned A LOT along the way about how to navigate the mental and physical challenges of treatment and beyond.

So today, I’m proud and honored to introduce you to the system every patient needs and every healthcare professional should – in my opinion — follow as well. The one I wrote myself…


How To Be A Cancer Patient

Hi, I'm Jeff Boothman,

I have spent the better part of my adult life in leadership and operations roles at companies both big and small.

All those years made me highly observant; something that allowed me to notice many things during my cancer diagnosis and treatment.

One of those things I noticed was an opportunity to massively improve how we help patients cope with their cancer treatment.

Think about this - we give 5-year-olds more training before their first soccer game than we do cancer patients before entering one of the most difficult fights of their lives.

It’s ridiculous… but entirely fixable.

You will learn how to...

I’ve also included all the examples, stories, tools, and ideas I believe will serve you as you walk the path through treatment, recovery, and beyond. The included blogs from all of my inpatient experiences give first hand insight into the everyday sources of frustration for patients, with some humor added.

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, I know just how tough it can be, but we can make it easier.

You have more strength inside than you realize and more support from your family and friends than you could believe right now. And with the right process, you’ll put yourself in the best position to become a cancer survivor while minimizing the stress of treatment.

Let me show you what helped me get through this life-altering event, I know it can do the same for you.

About the Author

Jeff Boothman is a leadership and operations expert, coach, and author.

He holds an undergraduate degrees in Finance and Accounting, an MBA degree in Operations, and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

Jeff was diagnosed with T Cell Lymphoma and survived after multiple surgeries, rounds of chemotherapy, radiation treatment, and other complications.

Despite all this, he faced his diagnosis and treatment with a determined and resilient mindset that helped him stay organized and recover with minimal stress.

Now in his new book “How To Be A Cancer Patient”, he hopes to share his life-saving advice with anyone and everyone who needs it – from patients to healthcare professionals.

Jeff lives near Columbus, Ohio on 7 acres, where he loves to spend time with his wife, 3 kids, and 2 dogs.

What people are saying

Jeff has applied his six sigma operations background to his cancer and treatment program. This is absolutely a unique approach to improving his situation!
Brad F.
Denver, CO
Where most patients might accept doctors' answers at face value, quietly wondering what key information might be missing from the dialog, Jeff asked "why" a few extra times and took ownership of his experience as a patient.
Neal B
Granville, OH
He was able to evaluate and navigate his personal cancer treatment with the same level of critical thinking that he applies to all areas of his life and he is someone I reach out to for personal or professional advice.
Adrienne S.
Columbus, OH
I have observed firsthand his organizational skills, corporate management abilities, and his knack for being able to address and respond to difficult situations with clear and focused resolve.
Tim C.
Santa Barbara, CA
In How To Be a Cancer Patient, Jeff gives you his experience and knowledge gained in his journey with cancer - questions to ask, decisions to make, how to be in charge and empowered. It’s like he is walking next to you.
Rita Melville Alarcon, Author
Kailua, HI.