The book is a humorous and compassionate insight into the experience of illness and the process of recovery.
On my website, there are links to webcasts I've hosted and a wealth of information about radioimmunotherapy, vetted by medical professionals,
Lance Armstrong Foundation
Oral Cancer Foundation
More to come:
Blog about what Leukemia is and what we can do to help the American Cancer Society with research and to support Leukemia patients and families.
LiveStrong is the cancer support organization of the Lance Armstrong Foundation. They offer a number of services to cancer survivors.
I'm Not Lance! is for cancer patients and their supporters. It takes you on a tour of the physical, practical, social, and psychological challenges that face cancer patients. It's an experience and survival guide for regular people. 100% proceeds are donated to the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative. The author is a Ewing's Sarcoma Survivor currently in remission.
Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the premier international organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women and breast cancer. YSC works with survivors, caregivers and the medical, research, advocacy and legislative communities to increase the quality and quantity of life for women diagnosed with breast cancer ages 40 and under.
-YSC Mission Statement
This is a local organization that offers many kinds of support for women with cancer including alternative and complementary treatment workshops, support groups, and even free services such as massage and hair cuts.
Dr. Servan-Schreiber shares his personal journey through diagnosis and treatment of brain cancer. Proposing that all people have dormant cancer cells, Dr. Schreiber identifies and describes changes that can make a difference in caring for our "terrain:"
* Protecting Oneself (avoidance of chemicals, environmental and others)
* Diet (Mediterranean diet)
* Freeing Oneself From Feelings of Powerlessness and Helplessness
I read this book in one sitting. Some of the science was hard to comprehend initially, but with careful reading (and maybe some re-reading!), it is understandable to laypeople. While it would be easy to take a shortcut and read/utilize only the glossy pages in the center of the book, I recommend reading all of it. There are some lovely and transcendant moments describing acts of great courage and strength. Plus, you'd never get to read about Mighty Mouse #6! :)