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"
Distilled from more than two decades of firsthand experiences and affirmed by nearly two million readers of his other books, Greg Anderson's message in Cancer and the Lord's Prayer is refreshingly simple. The greatest prayer is a blueprint for the development of the soul, leading to physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. You'll see how the daily discipline of this life-changing prayer can help you leave "dis-ease" behind and discover the extraordinary life you were meant to live.
This 92 page book is not intimidating even for a non-reader.
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?
Thats 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 womans 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 Silvanos restaurant, to the rainbow pumps Marisa wears to chemotherapy, Cancer Vixen is a total original. Her wit and courage are an inspiration shes a cancer vixen, not its victim: Cancer, she says, Im going to kick your butt! And Im going to do it in killer four-inch heels."