"Your Wife Has Cancer." This short sentence undoubtedly instills fear in the hearts of even the strongest men. Author Mark Elliott Miller heard these words in April 2003 and, over the following year, joined his wife, Robyn, on a heart-wrenching journey through cancer treatment. Mr. Miller, an eldercare leader and former hospice administrator, spent much of his 20-year career reaching out to others facing serious illnesses. He also earned a Master of Public Health degree. However, when cancer entered his family's life, there truly was no experience or education that prepared him for what was to come. In searching for greater understanding of his wife's cancer and his role as a husband during this illness, Mr. Miller wrote a journal while his wife slept after chemotherapy, radiation therapy and stem cell transplants. He also scoured the Internet, talked with other patients and their families, and asked many questions of the doctors and nurses entrusted with his wife's care. During his wife's final hospitalization, he pulled all the pieces together and wrote all but the final chapter of The Husband's Guide to Cancer Survival. Dr.
Robert Kyle at the Mayo Clinic and other cancer experts have hailed his work as "advice that is right on target" and "a valuable resource combining personal and professional experiences into a roadmap for caregivers". While Mrs. Miller was responding well to the stem cell transplant she received, on March 19, 2004 she unexpectedly died of a heart attack. As part of his mourning process, Mr. Miller completed the book's final chapter. "This is a testimonial to my late wife's amazing courage," explains Mr. Miller. "Her battle will surely inspire others and the book provides priceless resources for families coping with the uncertainty of cancer. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to organizations funding cancer research and family support services." About the Author Mark Elliott Miller, 44, lives in Arlington, Texas with his wife and fellow author, Julia, and their dog, Speckles. Prior to publishing The Husband's Guide to Cancer Survival, he published Extraordinary Encounters In An Ordinary Life and Advice For Life From The Mouths of Elders, One Hundred Ways to Grow Old Gracefully (www.iUniverse.com). Mr.
Miller is the President and Founder of Eldercare Lifestyle Consultants and Publisher of Angel's Quill Productions. Academically, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Writing from the University of Houston and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also an award winning inspirational speaker and speaks to audiences on healthy aging, laughter, and other topics.