Diagnosed with breast cancer, Tamara Levine wrote the first of eleven letters she would send to friends and family throughout her "year from hell". In them she shares the horrors, minefields, startling paradoxes and unexpected joys of her healing journey. Confronted by the daunting labyrinth of the cancer care system, Tamara tried to bring together the often conflicting worlds of mainstream and complementary medicine. More than a memoir, she brings us the voices of her health care providers: her oncologists, surgeon, naturopathic doctor and life coach. They share their expertise, why they choose to do this work, how they cope with the inevitable losses and their hopes and visions for cancer care. But Hope is Longer offers insight, compassion, and strategies that individuals and families struggling with cancer will find invaluable.