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Cancerboy

Type: 
Book
Description: 

"Cancerboy" by Matthew Cummings is a story of courage, determination and hope. The book not only discusses the author's journey through his treatment of Hodgkin's Disease, but also allows him to tell his story of how a freak accident at the age of 11 left him disfigured but did not discourage him. Personal journal entries as well as his poetry help tell his story.

His journal entries show the struggles that chemotherapy patients face on a daily basis, the very things that healthy individuals take for granted. It was quite an eye opening look into a cancer patient's point of view.

His use of humor will make you laugh and cry as you read about the interesting life he has lead. As well as how his love of cycling helped him get through some of the most difficult times of his life.

As a practicing oncology nurse, I found the book to be an enlightening glimpse at the challenges that my patients face that I may not always be aware of. I like to believe that it has made me a better nurse for reading this book. "Cancerboy" is a definite worthwhile read not just for cancer survivors and patients in treatment but also for caregives and healthcare professionals who care for these amazingly courageous individuals every single day.

Sheryl Abrams RN, OCN

The book can be found at milestogopress.com as well as contact information about the author.

Source: 
Miles to Go Press
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Matthew Cummings
Publish date: 
2005
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No Such Thing As A Bad Day

Type: 
Book
Description: 

Hamilton Jordan served as the youngest chief of staff in presidential history under Jimmy Carter. In this collection of adventures and observations Jordan weaves together his remarkable life and his battle with cancer. Three times in the last twenty years, he has been diagnosed with the disease; non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, melanoma, and prostate cancer. He credits early detection, being well-informed, his family and keeping positive as the keys to his survival. Sound, upbeat, and inspiring advice from a man who feels lucky to be alive. A New York Times Bestseller, it's a story you will love.

Source: 
Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Hamilton Jordan
Publish date: 
2001
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Don't Die of Embarrassment

Type: 
Book
Description: 

Barbara Barrie, Broadway, TV and film actress, has written a candid and informative first-person account of surviving colon cancer and living after a colostomy. The book gives essential information about the ostomy experience, occurrence, symptoms, and treatment options. Written humerously and movingly. A help for people learning to adjust to an altered lifestyle after surgery. Includes an afterword, written by Dr. Otis W. Brawley.

Source: 
Simon & Schuster New York
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Barbara Barrie
Publish date: 
1999
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Coping With Chemotherapy and Radiation

Type: 
Book
Description: 

Guide for patients and families confronted with cancer and treatment choices. Covers diet, lifestyle adjustments, pain management techniques, drugs, surgical procedures and advances in radiotherapeutic technology. Compassionate and easy to read. Covers just about every type of cancer.

Source: 
McGraw Hill
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Daniel Cukier, M.D....(et al.)
Publish date: 
2005

Living Well With Lymphedema

Type: 
Book
Description: 

Living Well with Lymphedema is the comprehensive resource for those with, or at risk of developing, lymphedema. This easy-to-read, generously illustrated, 280 page book contains the information necessary to understand what is lymphedema, what causes it, how it is treated, self-management steps to control your condition, practical suggestions on how to master the emotional challenges that accompany living with a chronic condition, plus an illustrated guide to understanding the lymphatic system.

For more information see:
www.lymphnotes.com/pub.php/id/20/

Source: 
Lymph Notes
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Ann Ehrlich, Alma Vinje-Harrewijn, & Elizabeth McMahon, Ph.D.
Publish date: 
2005

Essential Exercises for Breast Cancer Survivors

Type: 
Book
Description: 

A comprehensive guide to recovery for breast cancer survivors through exercise. Easy to understand self-assessment and four levels from stretching and range of motion following surgery to strength training and aerobic exercise. Great resource! It's like having your own personal trainer.

Source: 
Harvard Common Press
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Andrea Leonard and Amy HAlverstadt
Publish date: 
2000
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With Every Breath A Lung Cancers Guidebook

Type: 
Book
Description: 

wonderful book I found on line about lung cancer. Lots of very helpful informations.

Author/Speaker/Performer: 
by Tina M. St. John, MD.

Thyroid Solution: A Revolutionary Mind-Body Program That Will Help You

Type: 
Book
Description: 

Part I - Emerging Mind-Thyroid Connection: How a Tine Endocrine Gland Intimately Affects Your Mood, Emotions & Behavior
Chap 1 Thyroid Imbanalce: Hidden Epidemic
Chap 2 Stress & Thyroid Imbalance: Which Comes First?
Chap 3 Hypothyroidism: When the Thyroid Is Underactive
Chap 4 Hyperthyroidsm: When the Thyroid I Overactive
Chap 5 Thyroid Imbalance, Depression, Anxiety, & Mood Swings
Chap 6 Medicine from the Body: Thyroid Hormone as an Antidepressant

Part II No,You Are Not Making It Up: Common Emotional & Physical Interactions
Chap 7 Weight, Appetite & Metabolism: The Thyroid's Actions
Chap 8 Hormones of Desire: Thyroid & Your Sex Llife
Chap 9 "You've Changed": When the Thyroid & Relationships Collide
Chap 10 Overlapping Symptoms & Sundromes

Part III - Women's Thyrroid Problems
Chap 11 Prementstral Syndrome & Menopause
Chap 12 Infertility and Miscarriage
Chap 13 Postpartum Depression

Part IV - Diagnosing & Treating Common Thyroid Disorder
Chap 14 What YOu Need to Know about Thyroid Tests
Chap 15 Treating the Imbalance
Chap 16 Cauring the Lingering Effects of Thyroid Imbalace
Chap 17 New T4/T3 Protocol
Chap 18 Living a Thyroid-Friendly Life
Chap 19 Living with Thyroid Eye Disease
Chap 20 Thyroid Cancer: Curable But Anguishing
Chap 21 Eight Steps for the Future: How to Promote a Better Understand of Thyroid, Mind & Mood

Source: 
Ballentine Book
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Arem, Ridha MD
Publish date: 
1999

Fighting Cancer From Within

Type: 
Book
Description: 

Fighting Cancer From Within: How To Use the Power Of Your Mind for Healing.

Chapter 1 - Cancer Diagnois: Nightmare, Challenge or Bump in the Road?
Chapter 2 - After Diagnois: The First Three Weeks
Chapter 3- Combating the Stress of Cancer
Chapter 4 - Why is Imagery Important?
Chapter 5 - Stimulating Healing
Chapter 6 - Making Good Decisions
Chapter 7 - Preparing for Successful Surgery
Chapter 8 - Making the Most of Chemotherapy
Chapter 9 - Making the Most of Radiation Therapy and Other Treatments
Chapter 10 - Relieving Pain
Chapter 11 - Spiritual Aspects of Cancer and Healing
Chapter 12 - Cancer Free

This book has been very helpful to me. It helped me out alot before going into surgery. I also ordered the CDs to this book and used them while I was in the hospital.

Source: 
Henry Holt & Company
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Dr. Martin L. Rossman
Publish date: 
2003
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Healing From Within, Emotionally Surviving Cancer

Type: 
Book
Description: 

Steve Jaffe, author, lecturer, coach, and husband of a breast cancer survivor understands first hand that cancer recovery is an ongoing process, especially the emotional healing aspect of the disease. Healing From Within, Emotionally Surviving Cancer is like a friend who understands, supports and nourishes the spirit of those with cancer and their loved ones. Through the use of journaling, Steve Jaffe shows cancer survivors and the people in their lives how to cope and deal with the overwhelming emotions that cancer puts on the survivor and her loved ones.

Source: 
The Mind Diet Group, Inc
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Steve Jaffe
Publish date: 
2002
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