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A Dietitian's Cancer Story

Type: 
Book
Description: 

The author had neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer, then two different breast cancers ten years apart at 34 and 45. The book provides an overview of known nutrition and cancer connections and changes that the author made in her life after a third cancer diagnosis. This book also contains recipes.

Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Diana Dyer
Publish date: 
2002
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Cure Today

Type: 
Book
Description: 

Cure Today is magazine for survivors and caregivers. Free subscriptions at www.curetoday.com

Author/Speaker/Performer: 
magazine
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The Breast Book

Type: 
Book
Description: 

Awesome resource for breast information. This is a large book, but divided into easy chapters. Very informational.

Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Dr. Susan Love

The Oral Cancer Foundation

Type: 
Organization
Description: 

The Oral Cancer Foundation is a national public service, non-profit entity designed to reduce suffering and save lives through prevention, education, research, advocacy, and support. In the US, a person dies from oral cancer every hour of every day. However, when found early, oral cancer has an 80 to 90 % cure rate. This organization provides information about the rates of occurrence, risk factors which lead to oral cancer, treatments, current research, and current oral cancer related news.

A patient / survivor forum is open to the public where those currently fighting oral cancer can gain insights and inspiration from those who have been there before them. A comprehensive resource list is also available to link you to other pertinent oral cancer data on the web and elsewhere for patients, caregivers, and the public.

Contact information: 
3419 Via lido #205 Newport Beach CA 92663 phone: (949) 646-8000 fax: (949) 496-3331 info@oralcancerfoundation.org

Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR) Colon Cancer mailing list

Type: 
Support group
Description: 

On line mailing list to support people dealing with colorectal cancer. Very informative and moderated. Includes survivors, caregivers and friends and families of survivors.

CancerActionNOW.org

Type: 
Web site
Description: 

Focus is on access to the latest cancer therapies via compassionate use or Expanded Access Programs. Lists existing EAPs, how to find out more about them, and explains the drug development process.

"Breast Cancer" For Dummies

Type: 
Book
Description: 

Want to know about breast cancer but find it confusing? This book walks you through the process in easy-to-understand step-by-step fashion. Underline the parts you're interested in, then take this book with you to your doctor, and empower yourself to ask questions. With this book, you can do it.!

Survivor's Secrets (advice to you from women who have walked this path before and have not only survived but thrived) are included throughout the book. Who knows better than another breast cancer survivor what you're going through? Let these survivors guide you on your way, and always know that you are not walking alone!

Source: 
Wiley and Sons
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Ronit Elk, Ph.D. and Monica Morrow, M.D.
Publish date: 
July 2003

After Breast Cancer Answers to the Questions You're Afraid to Ask

Type: 
Book
Description: 

Through the voices of 42 breast cancer survivors, Musa Mayer discusses the uncertainty and fear individuals commonly face after treatment. She also reviews scientific literature on survival statistics and explains what is known about follow-up visits and testing. (These words are excerpted from the book jacket.)

Source: 
O'Reilly
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Musa Mayer
Publish date: 
2003

Office of Minority Health (OMH)

Type: 
Web site
Description: 

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) was created by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in 1985 as a result of the Report of the Secretary's Task Force on Black and Minority Health. Under the direction of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, OMH advises the Secretary and the Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS) on public health issues affecting American Indians and Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, Blacks/African Americans, and Hispanics/Latinos.
The mission of OMH is to improve the health of racial and ethnic populations through the development of effective health policies and programs that help to eliminate disparities in health.

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Almost Home Free

Type: 
Book
Description: 

This is a book of poetry about the journey of breast cancer. Real, honest but upbeat, reviewers have said "blessed by the language of healing," "an extraordinary collection of poems." Anyone who reads this book will certainly think of their own life and how very precious each moment is.

Source: 
Pecan Grove Press
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Jean Trounstine
Publish date: 
Feb. 1003

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