Dr. Elliott Schulman, a Wynnewood resident who works with Main Line Health at Lankenau Medical Center, has authored a book about his experiences fighting pancreatic cancer, writes Matteo Iadonisi for 6ABC.
Schulman, a 40-year veteran of the study of neurology, has been treating patients for years before getting a cancer diagnosis and learning what it is like to be one himself.
“I knew that pancreatic cancer had a very, very dim prognosis,” he said. “I was diagnosed almost two years ago. I had also seen my medical school roommate die from pancreatic cancer.”
Dealing with fear each day, Schulman started to find a new appreciation for the things he had in life, like his family, pets, and patients.
Immersed in new thoughts and emotions, he started to put all of it to paper.
“The book is called Seeing The Light While Living With Cancer, and this allows me to reach patients who I don’t know and who don’t know me,” he said.
He, along with two co-authors, emphasized dealing with the disease, future challenges, and remaining positive.
“And I think if they can take away some of the lessons that I learned, it will make them stronger,” he said.
Read more about Dr. Elliott Schulman and his book at 6ABC.