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bak06001
Posts: 7
Joined: Jan 2013

Hello,

 

Any "must have" books for being a caregiver to someone with cancer? 

Any books in general that you all would recommend on cancer/alternative treatments/diet etc. ?

 

Thank you!

 

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grandmafay
Posts: 1611
Joined: Aug 2009

Check out the American Cancer Society at cancer.org They have a lot of publications. Some are even e-books. I don't know if they have any that meet your needs, but hopefully you'll find something. One is called Caregiving A to Z I think. You can also click on the Caregivers link to the left. Lots of info there. Fay

djwill5
Posts: 13
Joined: Feb 2013

We are using the book "outsmart your cancer", I'm buying the Protocel and a couple of other suplements.  My husband knows that he's to stay away from sugar and bleached flour, but he still eats what he wants.  I just look at him and say "you're a grown man, but you still make me mad!"  LOL, the book is a lifesaver for us.  

djwill5
Posts: 13
Joined: Feb 2013

We are using the book "outsmart your cancer", I'm buying the Protocel and a couple of other suplements.  My husband knows that he's to stay away from sugar and bleached flour, but he still eats what he wants.  I just look at him and say "you're a grown man, but you still make me mad!"  LOL, the book is a lifesaver for us.  

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Deborah J Cornwall
Posts: 32
Joined: Feb 2013

bak06001, I'll admit I'm biased, but I published a book in October called Things I Wish I'd Known: Cancer Caregivers Speak Out. It's based on interviews with 86 cancer caregivers who cared for 107 patients between ages of 2 and 92, from 19 states, with 40 different cancer diagnoses. It's particularly helpful for first-time caregivvers because it offers a combination of practical lessons they learned and validation of the emotions you're feeling. The book's website is the first part of its title, without punctuation and then a .com after it. The website may help you decide whether it can be useful. I wish you the best in your journey. You CAN do this.

Please, though, do be cautious about believing the claims of "alternative" treatments. Complementary treatments like yoga, meditation, and massage, may be performed in tandem with standard treatments and are very beneficial for many patients. Unfortunately some of the folks I interviewed found many "alternative" treatments to be black money pits which weren't covered by insurance, required stopping traditional treatments, and represented product inventors or manufacturers taking advantage of desperate cancer patients. Please don't pursue any non-traditional treatment without consultation with your medical team!

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