"Cancerboy" by Matthew Cummings is a story of courage, determination and hope. The book not only discusses the author's journey through his treatment of Hodgkin's Disease, but also allows him to tell his story of how a freak accident at the age of 11 left him disfigured but did not discourage him. Personal journal entries as well as his poetry help tell his story.
His journal entries show the struggles that chemotherapy patients face on a daily basis, the very things that healthy individuals take for granted. It was quite an eye opening look into a cancer patient's point of view.
His use of humor will make you laugh and cry as you read about the interesting life he has lead. As well as how his love of cycling helped him get through some of the most difficult times of his life.
As a practicing oncology nurse, I found the book to be an enlightening glimpse at the challenges that my patients face that I may not always be aware of. I like to believe that it has made me a better nurse for reading this book. "Cancerboy" is a definite worthwhile read not just for cancer survivors and patients in treatment but also for caregives and healthcare professionals who care for these amazingly courageous individuals every single day.
Sheryl Abrams RN, OCN
The book can be found at milestogopress.com as well as contact information about the author.
"I wrote this diary to share my experience with all women: those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer; those who have gone through it; and those who would like to be informed. I hope reading this will help you realize that cancer is a terrible disease that invades your body and is determined to destroy it. However, with the proper medical care, its not a death sentence, you can recover and life will go on. Joan Marshall "
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Excellent discussion forum for head and neck cancer patients from newly diagnosed to remission this is the place to get help.
Developed by two leukemia survivors, Barb "GrannyBarb" Lackritz and Art Flatau, the site contains links to information on leukemia, its diagnosis and treatment, managing side effects and more. There are links to survivors stories as well as information on bone marrow and stem cell transplants.
A wonderful community, with chat, bulletin board, and abundant information for people with melanoma and their caregivers.
"Living with a Colostomy", the interactive support website for all ostomists as well as their friends and family.
The main chat session is Saturday at 3pm Eastern Standard Time US
This Web Site is in the United Kingdom (UK)
Hamilton Jordan served as the youngest chief of staff in presidential history under Jimmy Carter.
In this collection of adventures and observations Jordan weaves together his remarkable life and his battle with cancer. Three times in the last twenty years, he has been diagnosed with the disease; non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, melanoma, and prostate cancer. He credits early detection, being well-informed, his family and keeping positive as the keys to his survival. Sound, upbeat, and inspiring advice from a man who feels lucky to be alive. A New York Times Bestseller, it's a story you will love.
Barbara Barrie, Broadway, TV and film actress, has written a candid and informative first-person account of surviving colon cancer and living after a colostomy. The book gives essential information about the ostomy experience, occurrence, symptoms, and treatment options. Written humerously and movingly. A help for people learning to adjust to an altered lifestyle after surgery. Includes an afterword, written by Dr. Otis W. Brawley.