Some Helpful Books for Your Cancer Journey

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As we learn more about the relationship between our minds and bodies, we find that integrated cancer care produces better outcomes. A key component of this is that the person with cancer takes charge of what they want to happen in their treatment, and has a strong belief in the desired outcome. To do this, you need information, so read on to find books to support and inform you.


Cancer: 50 Essential Things to Do

by Greg Anderson

This straightforward book provides the single best summing up of a healthy approach to a cancer diagnosis that I've seen. It covers the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of a return to health, and sums up wisdom gained from those who have recovered against the odds. It also includes some helpful information on nutritional supplements.


Beating Cancer with Nutrition

by Patrick Quillin

What you eat affects your health. If your instinct is telling you that to get better you need to address your diet, and you're prepared to make changes — possibly large changes — then this book will be very helpful. Mostly extensive and detailed background information, it also includes some recipes.


Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips

by Sheryl Crow, Kris Carr

For those who want to face their cancer with passion, this is a bright and sassy book, The tips are short, easy to digest -– and brightened up with pictures. They cover aspects of lifestyle, treatment, side effects, relationships and emotions. It's mainly aimed at women, though many of the tips would also apply to men.


Parting Notes: A Connection With the Afterlife

by April Crawford

When you have cancer it's only natural to have some thoughts of death. If you have fears of what death might involve, it can distract you from your focus on wellness. For an insight into the process of death and the afterlife, you could read this book of letters recorded by a psychic medium.


The Chemotherapy Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Get Through Treatment

by Tamera Schacher, Judith McKay

If chemotherapy is part of your treatment, it helps to understand the mechanism so that you can visualize the benefits. This book will also help you to understand the possible side effects and how to avoid or alleviate them.


The Chemotherapy & Radiation Therapy Survival Guide

by Nancee Hirano, Judith McKay

This is an older edition than the previous book, but it does include radiation therapy. It explains how radiation differs from chemotherapy, and which side effects may occur. Worth looking at if your treatment plan includes radiation therapy.


Fighting Cancer From Within: How to Use the Power of Your Mind For Healing

by Dr. Martin L. Rossman

The mind has been shown to have great impact over our ability to heal. When you have cancer, adding the strength of your mind to the treatments you are undergoing is a positive step. This book shows specific ways to use in your cancer journey.