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Cancer Vixen

Type: 
Book
Description: 

“What happens when a shoe-crazy, lipstick-obsessed, pasta-slurping, fashion-fanatic, madly-in-love, about-to-get married, big-city-girl cartoonist with a fabulous life finds . . . a lump in her breast?

That’s the question that sets this funny, powerful and poignant graphic memoir in motion. In vivid colour and with a taboo-breaking sense of humour, Marisa Marchetto tells the story of her 11-month, ultimately triumphant bout with breast cancer – from diagnosis to cure, and every challenging step in between.

But Cancer Vixen is about more than surviving an illness. It is a portrait of one woman’s supercharged life in Manhattan, and a wonderful love story. Marisa, self-described “terminal bachelorette” meets her Prince Charming in Silvano, owner of the chic downtown trattoria Da Silvano. A month before their wedding, she receives her diagnosis. She wonders: How will he react to this news? How will my world change? Will I even survive? And . . . what about my hair?

From raucous New Yorker staff lunches and the star-studded crowd at Silvano’s restaurant, to the rainbow pumps Marisa wears to chemotherapy, Cancer Vixen is a total original. Her wit and courage are an inspiration – she’s a cancer vixen, not its victim: “Cancer,” she says, “I’m going to kick your butt! And I’m going to do it in killer four-inch heels."

Source: 
Alfred A Knopf
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Marisa Acocella Marchetto
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The Cancer Recovery Healthy Exchanges Cookbook

Type: 
Book
Description: 

Healthy exchanges cookbook

Source: 
The Berkley Publishing Group
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
JoAnna M. Lund
Publish date: 
2000
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It's Not About The Bike: My Journey Back to Life

Type: 
Book
Description: 

Live Strong...I've had the yellow bracelet on since 7/23/2004: The day I was diagnosed with cancer.

I've been in remission and cancer free since April 2006 and now I am in my own "Journey Back to Life" and so this book is part of my healing process as well. Reading how it is for other survivors makes me realize that being part of the cancer community is a lifelong journey, a gift in many ways and that I am not alone...however I am feeling on any particular day.

And so I must find ways to contine to Live Strong. It's a good read, and it's not about the bike but rather how cancer changes you into being a better person.

Source: 
The Berkley Publishing Group
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins
Publish date: 
2000, 2001
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Change Thrivers: Your Resource Guide for Making Change Work

Type: 
Book
Description: 

We all have to face change in our lives. When the aftermath of cancer treatment, numerous medical problems and life changes began to overwhelm me and I didn't know how to cope I was miraculously given yet another gift in the form of this workbook from my friend, fellow artist and now author Afsaneh Noori.

All I can say is "When the student is ready the teacher will come" I had promised Afsaneh that I'd review her new book for the magazine I write for. Then I put it aside.

I began experience symptoms of post traumatic stress from the medical trauma which had consumed my life for the past 3+ years and I sat contemplating what to do next...then I saw the book in my "to do" pile...and it has helped me begin this next chapter as a SURVIVOR. The exercises have allowed me to ask for the help I need, to look for a Cancer Survivor group or therapy and reflect upon my cancer experience and begin the changes necessary to begin living again.

This is a very user friendly self guided workbook to assist with change. No matter what YOUR change is..cancer, loss, grief, marriage, divorce, relocation...you name it. I think this book can help.

Book available at www.ChangeThrivers.com

Source: 
Scheherazade Publishing
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Afsaneh Noori
Publish date: 
2006
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Between A Rock And A Hard Place

Type: 
Book
Description: 

A book not about cancer but abour SURVIVORSHIP and the triumph of the human spirit. This book helped me while i was going through cancer. Aron Ralston is a rock climber...his forte is 14,000 foot mountains. He and I have nothing in common other than a love of nature and willingness to overcome the odds. I am not an athlete, he is. I chose this book because he is a survivor and so am I.

On a solo climb, Aron became stuck literally between a huge 800 lb. bolder and the side Blue John Canyon in Utah...for six days. With no hope of rescue he cut off his own arm to save himself.

I thought if Ralston could do that, I'd survive cancer. And I DID!

Source: 
Atria Books
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Aron Ralston
Publish date: 
2004

Happiness in a Storm

Type: 
Book
Description: 

a must read for cancer survivors....

Source: 
W.W. Norton
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Wendy Schlessel Harpham, MD
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Disease Prevention and Treatment

Type: 
Book
Description: 

Specific Recommendations about combining mainstream therapies with nutrients, hormones, and unique medications to provide patients with their best chance of preventing or gaining control over serious medical disorders. This book is written by many doctors and specialist globally belonging to the non-profit Life Extensions Foundation.

Source: 
Life Extension Media
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Life Extension Foundation
Publish date: 
2003
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The Great Physician's Rx to Cancer

Type: 
Book
Description: 

Biblical and natural health concepts and plans to help you focus aggressively on cancer and keep this disease at arm's length or to augment whatever therapy you're seeking to treat your cancer with.

Source: 
Nelson Books
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Jordan Rubin with Joseph Brasco, M.D.
Publish date: 
2006
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The Great Physician's Rx to Health and Wellness

Type: 
Book
Description: 

Seven Keys to Unlock your Health Potential. God's ideal health plan. This book gives the tools you need to live a long and abundant life.

Source: 
Nelson Books
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Jordan Rubin & David Remedios, M.D.
Publish date: 
2005

A Light in the Shadow

Type: 
Book
Description: 

This is a wonderful and heartwarming story told by the author and several family members about her father's last year after being diagnosed with cancer and the choices he and his family made. It takes you into the experiences the family and her father had in a way that pulls you in and keeps you reading. Great book telling the story of a man who is an example to us all about how to live and die with dignity and respect for his family, himself, and his beliefs in God and what laid before him upon his departure from this earth.

Source: 
Tate Publishing
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Anna Zernickow
Publish date: 
2005

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