Those who arrive at this website with a diagnosis of cancer must navigate a bewildering journey. Whether this illness is yours or a loved one’s, the experience will lead you through unfamiliar landscapes that medicine has only begun to explore.
That’s frightening. The fear and uncertainty may force you to confront spiritual questions you may desperately want to address. But fear and spirituality have no place in oncological science: It offers no maps, directions or solace. Only silence.
I know this too well. My name is Stephen Iacoboni. I’ve practiced oncology for 30 years and helped found and direct three hospital cancer centers. And there is a reason this website and my book are titled The Undying Soul.
I intend to speak into that silence — to address your fears about cancer and your questions about cancer, and to invite you on a quest.
I will guide you as best I can:
- As a doctor, who has shepherded thousands of cancer patients, their families and friends,
- As a son and brother who lost mother and sister to lethal forms of cancer,
- As a witness to miraculous recoveries, as well as miraculous deaths — gifts from patients who invited me into their cancer journeys, and so became mentors who made me promise to share their stories, and finally,
- As a man of science who hopes to bring you faith.
Most sincerely yours,
—Stephen J. iacoboni, MD
The Undying Soul book: An Inspiring Journey
Dr. Stephen Iacoboni is an oncologist who has treated cancer patients for thirty years. Join him on his inspiring journey of personal discovery as he struggles to bring peace and comfort to his dying patients and in the process completes his own spiritual transformation from agnostic to believer — finding evidence for faith in the very souls of those special patients who transformed his worldview. More…
We live in an increasingly secular culture that is all-too-often dismissive toward traditional religion. As a result, Dr. Iacoboni found it necessary to address both the spiritual as well as medical needs of his critically ill and dying patients. The Undying Soul book portrays, in intimate detail, Stephen’s struggle to reconcile the present-day conflict between ancient faith and modern science. The book takes the reader to the very bedside of the cancer patient. There, Dr. Iacoboni encountered immense spiritual courage from some very special patients — people who led him to a discovery he could not find on his own. But this revelation came at a price: The angel-saints who brought him to his own epiphany asked Dr. Iacoboni to pass on to others what they have taught him. This book is Dr. Iacoboni’s sincere gesture to repay those who gave to him so precious a gift.
The Undying Soul book boldly affirms the existence of every person’s eternal soul, offering deep spiritual solace to all cancer patients and their caregivers. Take your first steps toward your own journey of discovery and read a few selected chapter excerpts from the book. If you then wish to continue the journey toward your own spiritual transformation, order your complete copy of The Undying Soul book here.