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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

The Diary of a Breast Cancer Survivor

Type: 
Book
Description: 

"I wrote this diary to share my experience with all women: those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer; those who have gone through it; and those who would like to be informed. I hope reading this will help you realize that cancer is a terrible disease that invades your body and is determined to destroy it. However, with the proper medical care, it’s not a death sentence, you can recover and life will go on. Joan Marshall "

Cost - US$5.00

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Paperback
condition: new

If you'd like to purchase my booklet, please send payment to:

Joan Marshall
4994 Willow Creek Drive
Woodstock, GA 30188

If you have questions e-mail Joan at Joni491@msn.com

Source: 
self published
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Joan Marshall
Publish date: 
July 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
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Outsmart Your Cancer

Type: 
Book
Description: 

The full title of the book is Outsmart Your Cancer, Alternative Non-Toxic Treatments That Work.

This book contains 4 chapters on a product called Protocel, which I highly suggest cancer patients read, and discuss with their doctors.

The author wrote this book, after doing extensive research herself, when one of her family members was diagnosed with cancer. The author is a marriage,family,and child counselor, M.F.C.C.

You can also order book on authors web site, www.OutsmartYourCancer.com. Price is $19.99 plus shipping.

Source: 
Thoughtworks Publishing
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Tanya Harter Pierce
Publish date: 
2004
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The Ostomy Book

Type: 
Book
Description: 

This is an award-winning classic for the person who has or will undergo surgery for a colostomy, ileostomy or urinary diversion (urostomy) as well as for family, friends and health professionals. Written by a mother (the ostomate) and her daughter (a registered nurse). The Ostomy Book is both a complete reference book on the subject, and a moving often funny and heartwarming account of the experience of having an ostomy and the good life that can follow it. A morale booster and full of practical information for patient and caregiver. I found it a real treasure.

Source: 
Bull Publishing Company
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Barbara Dorr Mullen, Kerry Anne McGinn
Publish date: 
1992

Joyride

Type: 
Book
Description: 

Joyride is a heartwarming memoir of how a young man reconnects with his journalist mother both before and after her death through the archives of her weekly newspaper columns.

Author Craig Forrest's life in print began when he was only five years old. His mother, Libby, wrote a humor column in the local newspaper in America's oldest seashore resort town, Cape May, New Jersey. Craig and his brother, Keith, became frequent subjects of their mother's Erma Bombeck-like writings. Their mother's other topics came from the news she gathered while riding around the shore on her three-wheeled bicycle. Her column, appropriately titled, "Joyride," featured useful insights, humorous encounters, and the wit and wisdom that comes from living each day and raising a family.

As he grew up, Craig learned more about his mother by rereading her work. When he returned home to care for Libby in the final ravages of Lou Gehrig's disease, Craig spent the evenings reliving his childhood through her columns. The writings comforted him as he watched his mother waste away, and gave him the strength he needed to come to grips with the possibility of his own death from Hodgkin's disease.

Joyride is a memoir and loving tribute by a son to his mother -- a poignant story reminiscent of Tuesdays with Morrie and The Color of Water.

Contact information: 
90210 stephanievarlotta@hotmail.com

Hope When It Hurts A personal Testimony of How to Deal With the Impact of Cancer

Type: 
Book
Description: 

The Personal testimony of Larry Burkett And the impact of Kidney and Sholder blade cancer.He shares,When he found out about his cancer. Test ordered treatments given and alternative treatments you may need to consider.He shares how God gave him peace of mind and shares,Bible scripture that help.

Source: 
Moody Press
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Larry Burkett with Michael E. Taylor
Publish date: 
1998

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
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