A simple lab test that could customize chemotherapy to the patient and save lives. When science takes a back seat: public posturing, private bargains, and scandal, set in the cancer industry.
The medical-political backdrop and wrangling over technology. Literary realism (clinical trials, informed consent)
Privately, as a student of Cell Function Analysis, I can say the "science" in this book is very real.
Lance Armstrongs inspirational story of being a cancer survivor, husband, father, son,and human being. Lots of drama, Absolutely absorbing and compelling...Its about far more than just the bike...
King James Version. Words of Christ in red.
A beautiful, accessible book with vary many contributors, including HH The Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Ruby Wax, Yoko Ono and others.
It considers broad themes which encompass:
Self and society
Healing and Wholeness
Economy and Ecology
A glorious book to dip into again and again.
It's an excellent start on meditation. I'm looking at the fifteenth Anniversary Edition, so this book has been around for some time. Also this book is not a religious book, and it gives a lot of context to meditation, which can be useful. But more, it will get you going.
Overcoming is the first self-help book on the psychological aspects of lymphedema.
In her review that will appear in Lymph Link, the NLN newsletter, April 2006, Lori R. Volin OTR/L, CLT-LANA said:
"This book is a hands-on guide that is intended not just for patients who have lymphedema, but also for family and friends, parents who have children with lymphedema, medical professionals, and psychotherapists. This book is an excellent resource that will give us all tools we can use to bridge the gap between the physical and emotional- and truly treat the 'whole person.'"
Inspirational Books for cancer patients and Carers. True life experience
"Lean on Me" A True story - portraying the emotional journey of a loving wife as she cares for her dying husband and determines to improve the quality of his life. Inc: Pain management, Coping with Grief - Plus excerpts and poems from wife's personal diary.
"Tear Drops" A Journey of Grief, Healing & Hope - told through Poetry. A true story of a wife's journey of grief and healing.
People often do not know what to say or what to do when it comes to cancer. Too often they make mistakes and hurt the very person they're trying to help. This book offers suggestions so that we can do and say the right thing when it comes to someone we care about who has cancer.
Dr. Bernie Siegel calls it "a very helpful guide." Library Journal calls Cancer Etiquette "long overdue" and recommends it for all libraries
This book has helped me in accepting myself and learning to love myself and have a positive attitude through my cancer survivorship.
Written by cancer survivor and journalist Lori Hope, Help Me Live has been described as an "everything you always wanted to know about how to help someone with cancer but were afraid to ask" storybook. Based on interviews and surveys with more than 100 cancer patients, survivors, and care providers, Help Me Live details words and actions that can help or hurt someone who's received a cancer diagnosis. It not only tells tales (many of which are humorous), but provides many lists of things to say and not say, plus examples of sensitive and compassionate ways to show your love.
This resource is more for caregivers than patients, but it's a good book for patients to have laying around for their friends, co-workers, and loved ones.