Catherine Stone had always been fearless until she was diagnosed with a truly wicked disease, non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.
Suddenly, she was wandering through a high tech world of PET Scans, spleen biopsies, and stem cell transplants, refusing to show anyone how terrified she was. The strength to overcome fear and fight her illness came from writing. Healthcare system adventures co-mingle with memories from the past that she believed might contain roadmaps to victory. Through this process of remembering and recording, Catherine completely forgot she was supposed to be conquering fear. Instead, through the typing of thousands of words she and fear made a wary peace. Down to the Marrow is a celebration of the richness that life offers. For better or worse, with strength, humor, and remembrance, the author reminds us all how the many minutes of our lives are connected and, if we trust this connection, it will hold us together through the most horrendous of times.
This is a new book taken from an online Breast Cancer Support Group called First Person Plural. 800 women from 49 states and several other countries participated. The discussions were compiled into a book. The book is described on the cover with the following words: "Women talk openly about love and sex, hair loss and weight gan, Mothers and Daughters, and being a woman with Breast Cancer." I was one of the women who contributed and after reading the book, I have to say I am proud to be a part of this project.
Very helpful book for me. I wish I had this book right after I found out about my cancer, but found it even more helpful after I found it. It does help me as I talk to others about what I am going through. The book is true by it saying that Cancer is a lonely disease. It is but with the help of this book. I learned to find peace with my illness and accepting cancer is a little easier even though I have still have fears of it coming back. I feel I can accept it if it chooses to come back.
Dr. Healy is a cardiologist who developed a malignant tumor in the brain. It is a 326 page account of her journey plus insights and explanation about cancer. It is an easy read. Everyone that I have intoduced to the book found it helpful and interesting.
"Nutrition and Cancer: State of the Art will save countless lives and reduce needless suffering by bringing the latest health advances to the attention of both health professionals and the public. Here, many readers will find the precise information that will be life-saving to them. This vital information may also serve humanity in a manner not directly intended by Dr. Goodman."
Richard A. Passwater, Ph. D.
Berlin, Maryland USA.
This booklet provides patients with information about the different types of thyroid cancer, available tests and treatment, and sources of further help, all written from the patients' perspective by people who have been through it themselves. Available from the British Thyroid Foundation PO Box 97, CLifford, Wetherby, West Yorkshire LS23 6XD, UK. See also http://www.btf-thyroid.org.
A no-nonsense practical approach on utilizing science-based complementary alternative medicine (CAM) for cancer. Discover non-poisonous chemotherapy, non-toxic plant-based therapy for ER positive, HER2 positive and immunotherapy. Discover how we're fighting our breast cancer successfully WITHOUT any side effects!
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