The first book in the proposed "Climb Back from Cancer Collection", this is both a gripping true adventure story and a powerful tool kit for triumph. At the age of 42, international bestselling author and Mt. Everest climber and summiteer, Alan Hobson, beleived scaling the world's tallest peak would be the biggest challenge he would face in his life. Over a decade, he had endured three gruelling expeditions to Everest before finally standing on top of his third attempt. Then he had turned his ambition to becoming the best adventure speaker in the world. But three years after Everest, he came face to face with an even bigger mountain: he was diagnosed with acute leukemia, a cancer of the blood, and given less than a year to live. With the help of his fiancee, Cecilia, he not only survived, but thrived, and the couple emerged all the stronger from their shared trial. Climb Back from Cancer is their inspiring account of commitment, teamwork and triumph. The story offers not only a living example of how to climb back from cancer, but demonstrates how to transform adversity into opportunity. It includes The 10 Tools of Triumph for Survivors and Caregivers - what the couple considers to be the key psychological skills required to survive life-threatening illness and thive beyond it.
Empowering, Uplifting, True Stories of Fighting Cancer
I started reading this book when I began aggressive chemotherapy. It is not cancer specific, but holds a message that can translate to any trying time in life. It showed me that it's still possible to maintain a sense of humor during hard times; it's not only ok, but also healing to laugh.
If that isn't enough of a draw for you the author, Linda Richman, is the mother-in-law of comedian Mike Myers as well as the inspiration for his SNL character the Coffee Talk Lady.
The actress's fight with ovarian cancer including getting a correct diagnosis. Loved this book as I was fighting the disease.
A guide to diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer with Gene's stories of Gilda's ordeal with the disease. A very good book for all with ovarian cancer.
This is a story about a daughter who struggled to help her mother battle Leukemia and watching her mother realize that she'd never win. The after-effects of her mothers death waged a war on this young womans life. Finally she realizes that through writing the lessons her mother taught her growing up, as well as, heart-wrenching poems that deal with the grief and horror of what she witnessed her mother going through, this woman finds the path through to sanity. Very emotional yet inspirational.
Gene is a five-time cancer survivor, but cancer is not the only life-changing experience that he and his family have faced. Between October, 1998 and November 2002, his home was destroyed in a flood; he battled cancer three times; his only brother died unexpectedly; his mother suffered a stroke and his father committed suicide. Gene has learned many valuable lessons and shares them with you. He believes that a crisis should be confronted with a positive attitude, knowing that you can experience significant personal growth from difficult times. These experiences have helped Gene to become a very empathetic person, one that is able to express his deepest feelings to his children and to close friends. Gene states "Many of us have done our young men a great disservice in teaching them that crying is a weakness. Being able to openly express your emotions is a strength, not a weakness".
Author website is www.publishedauthors.net/geneburnell.
Cancer - A Medical and Spiritual Guide
William A. Fintel, Gerald McDermott, Dave Dravecky
Modern medicine has made amazing advances in the treatment of cancer, but most people still react with shock and fear when they receive the diagnosis. Cancer doesn't just affect the patient physically; it has emotional and spiritual implications as well.
This comprehensive guide to cancer from a Christian perspective combines the hands-on experience of a medical doctor with the wisdom and compassion of a theologian.
The book surveys a variety of topics including:
- cancer testing, diagnosis, and treatments
- alternative therapies
- the mind-body connection
- faith, fear, healing, and doubts
- life after the diagnosis
Written in accessible language, this complete manual will help cancer patients, as well as their families and friends. It is an essential resource for pastors, counselors, lay ministers, and hospice groups.
This is a patient education brochure. Great resource for explaining CA125 levels and what causes numbers to rise etc... You can go to www.thegcf.org and click on publications and then go to view or print order form. The brochure is FREE for 75 or less.
"The most comprehensive study of nutrition ever conducted and the startling implications for diet, weight loss, and long-term health"