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Peace, Love, And Healing

Type: 
Book
Description: 

Physiology of Love and joy, Dreams and Drawings, Communicating with your body, Dr-Patient relationship, Inner Child,Finding your true self, true healing.

Source: 
Harper Perennial
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Dr. Bernie Siegel
Publish date: 
1989

Every Step Of The Way: A Faith Journey Through Breast Cancer

Type: 
Book
Description: 

This is a story of faith for anyone facing cancer, particularly breast cancer. It describes God's loving grace and care during the cancer journey. Also included are practical guidelines for prayer, suggesstions for family, friends, and caregivers, practical ideas for the person in crisis, and insight from 8 other women with breast cancer. The book is upbeat and positive and intended to encourage and comfort people in crisis.
For more information see: www.PamLillehei.com

Source: 
Beavers Pond Press
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Pam Lillehei
Publish date: 
September 2000

Gilda's Disease

Type: 
Book
Description: 

From the publisher:

Gilda Radner, the popular star of "Saturday Night Live", died of ovarian cancer on May 20, 1989. When "Fighting Ovarian Cancer - Doctors Don't Know Who's at Risk, or Why" appeared in the Washington Post ten days later, the media had finally let ovarian cancer out of the closet. It could strike any woman, including a famous comedienne who meant so much to so many. Following the publication in the New York Times of medical writer Larry Altman's article "Research Links Diet and Infertility Factors to Ovarian Cancer," Gilda's husband, Gene Wilder, wrote to the author to ask some pointed questions. Altman urged him to contact Dr. M. Steven Piver at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York. Wilder and Piver met over the phone and immediately recognized their shared common desire. From that time, they have worked together to communicate to the general public what is now known about ovarian cancer. When Dr. Piver decided to write Gilda's Disease, he asked Wilder to help him by sharing what he had learned during Gilda's struggle so that others might benefit from their ordeal.

From Publisher's Weekly:

After the death of comedienne Gilda Radner from ovarian cancer in 1989, her husband, Gene Wilder, contacted Piver, chief of gynecological oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y., to learn more about the disease that killed his wife. In this overview of ovarian cancer, Piver outlines known causes, preventive measures, symptoms and available treatments for this disease. Interspersed with the medical information are excerpts from Radner's book, It's Always Something, written when she was under treatment; personal comments by Wilder; and letters from other women who have been treated for this condition. Because in its early stages, ovarian cancer can be symptom-free, this straightforward, textbook-like presentation is useful. Photos not seen by PW. (Sept.) FYI: All royalties will be contributed to two agencies for women with ovarian cancer: Gilda's Club and the Gilda Radner Familial Ovarian Cancer Registry.

From Me:

I was reluctant to pick up this book, being familiar with Gilda's hard struggle with OVCA, but when I saw it was filled with a large amount of information regarding the disease, I was intrigued. Coincidentally I had just received a packet from the Gilda Radner Familial Ovarian Cancer Registry to fill out to place my family there. It's been hard for me to understand all of the details of diagnosis and familial links, but this book has cleared up a lot of questions I had. It's one of the few resources that I've read from front to back, and I now know what "debulking" and "second line chemotherapy" are, and what a number of the newer chemo drugs are called. Although I had read about the chemo drugs I was given, and had them described, this book goes into their history and just why they're used! I highly recommend it to those who suspect OVCA, those who have it, and anyone who has an interest in learning more about it.

Source: 
Prometheus Books
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
M. Steven Piver, M.D. with Gene Wilder
Publish date: 
1996

Trusting God even when life hurts

Type: 
Book
Description: 

Learning to trust God in adversity. study on the subject of God's sovereignty in the affairs of His people.

Source: 
Navpress
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Jerry Bridges
Publish date: 
1988

The Blessings of Cancer

Type: 
Book
Description: 

This is a non-fiction group of short stories about
a professional Classical Pianist's experiences
during Lobular Breast Cancer. When she awoke from
the radical mastectomy she had neither a breast
nor a Profession any longer. What began as a very angry outpouring of her emotions and feelings
as a Daily Journal on her computer turned into a
positive and very hopeful set of stories. The
book is both humorous and thought provoking. All
the people who have read this marvelous book have
said they could totally identify with the experiences if a cancer patient or survivor. But
it also is a book of "Life Lesson" for one and
all; all people can enjoy the things this one
lady learned about herself, Life, and all the
Blessings she discovered through adversity !
This book can be ordered at Amazon.com or at the
email address: BlessingsDotCom@aol.com. The cost
of this 198 page book is $10.00 plus shipping if
ordered from the posted email address and will be
shipped out within 48 hours of receipt of order.

Source: 
Wordwright Communications
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Amelia Lennon
Publish date: 
2002

I Beat Cancer: 50 People Tell You How They Did It

Type: 
Book
Description: 

Contains 50 stories written by cancer survivors who used alternative methods to cure themselves. Also included is contact information so the reader may contact anyone in the book for more information or support.

Contact information: 
93035 Zack@awarenesspublishing.com
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It's Not About the Bike

Type: 
Book
Description: 

Awesome read for patients and their caregivers -- a true survival story

Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Lance Armstrong
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After Cancer. A Guide to Your New Life

Type: 
Book
Description: 

Written by a physician who is also a long term survivor, this book is a helpful and hopeful guide to the medical, practical, and emotional issues of recovery and long term survivorship. Among the many topics covered are taming fear of recurrence and dealing with post-treatment fatigue. This book helps you through the many challenges of recovery so that you can embrace a "new normal" after cancer.

Source: 
HarperCollins
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Wendy Schlessel Harpham, MD
Publish date: 
1995
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Diagnosis: Cancer. Your Guide to the First Months of Healthy Survivorship

Type: 
Book
Description: 

Written by a physician-survivor, this popular and highly respected book guides you through the medical, practical, and emotional issues of diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment in a hopeful way. New to this edition is Harpham's Decision Tool, a unique chart for decicding on your best course of treatment.

"Clear, simple but comprehensive and compassionate...Should be a bible for everyone facing cancer." Jane E. Brody, New York Times.

Source: 
W W Norton and Co
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Wendy Schlessel Harpham, MD
Publish date: 
2003
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Time On Fire

Type: 
Book
Description: 

Actor Evan Handler's biography about his years spent fighting cancer. A MUST read for anyone undergoing chemotherapy. He brings humor to even the hardest tasks a cancer patient must face.

Source: 
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Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Evan Handler
Publish date: 
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