The one book I would buy, if I could, for every woman finishing treatment. The author is an oncology social worker and two-time breast cancer survivor. I started it about a month before finishing treatment, and carried it around with me like Linus with his blankie.
No one tells you how difficult it's going to be, emotionally and physically, when you finish active treatment -- this book really helped.
This book explains how diet, exercise and emotional balance can help control the development and spread of cancer. It is written plainly enough to be understood but with scientific research to back up his recommendations. The nutrition information is particularly outstanding. I highly recommend it! It has given me new hope.
The only reference to provide both the patient's and doctor's views. It addresses the the most pertinent & relevant questions that patients with EC following diagnosis & treatment.It is written by 2 oncology nurses and a gastric surgeon and with extensive commentary by an esophageal cancer survivor. This book would be an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical & emotional turmoil of this frightening disease.
Humorous tale by a cancer survivor sharing the bizarre twists when the surgery removing the tumor from inside his nose cuts-off his nose. Suddenly noseless is a bummer!!! Follow the reconstruction creating a homegrown nose. Unique patient/author account relates the cutting experiences from detection to his reconstructed nose. Discover the recovery challenges of a senior citizen with his 24/7 care provider being his long-time canine companion, wolf-dog Aurora. Laugh with his crazy childhood elephant imitation resulting in nose-phobia. Wonder into the wellness world of Hahnemann University hospital from the patient’s perspective. It’s not only about cutting, it’s about healing too!!!
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Seventeen different cancers that include breast, prostate and colon; as well as clinical depression & SAD, antepartum & postpartum depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis & other autoimmune disorders, obesity, eating disorders, sleep disorders and other essential mind-body functions are all associated with the silent epidemic of mal-illumination.
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.
Michael's Journey is a book I just published. It is my diary of the past five years of my son, Michael's, recovery from brain cancer. Michael was 13 when he got suddenly ill and is now 18 and has been five years cancer free. Even though Michael walks with a walker now, that doesn't stop his drive for life. He is an inspiration to everyone he meets. This book was written to inspire other families.
You can visit www.michaelsjourney.net to find out more about the book and about Michael. There is also a link so you can view a story that was done by our local television station.
When Alesia Shute was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 7, her life was redirected as was that of her entire family. She would go on to survive six major surgeries that had never been tested on a child, several minor surgeries and countless hours of pain and months of hospitalization. Alesia had to grow up quickly and adjust to being sickly and different from others. Everything is Okay is her story of survival that details not only her recovery, but also her struggles through school, boys, marriage, and pregnancy, with some hilarious tales of business to boot.
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