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The CUP Diaries

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Book
Description: 

It’s a bit of a shock when you are diagnosed with cancer – and even more of a shock when the doctors tell you they have no idea where it is!
This is the phenomenon known as Cancer of Unknown Primary – or CUP - as it is commonly known. A secondary cancer is detected in the body – which means that metastasis has occurred – the original cancer has spread to other parts of the body. However, when they look for the original cancer – it can’t be found!
This is one survivor's story of being diagnosed with something she'd never heard of, something that has quite a poor prognosis, due to the fact that it isn't picked up until after the primary cancer has spread elsewhere.
The author takes you through a personal account of the original symptoms, the barrage of tests, diagnosis and the details of treatment she went through to emerge happy and healthy again.

Berni says "Not many of us know what is involved with cancer and its treatment until it happens to us or a loved one. It would have helped me to be able to read stories of others experiences while I was going through mine. With that in mind I have turned part of my personal blog - which was originally written to update family and friends on my treatment and well-being as I went through my cancer - into this eBook so that others who have just been diagnosed with CUP - or any kind of cancer can also benefit. It explains how it feels to have a CIT scan, what happens when you have chemotherapy and the highs and lows of the radiotherapy waiting room!
It is light-hearted on the whole - considering the subject matter - and I hope it is of some help to anyone who reads it."

50% of all royalties will go to The CP Foundation

Contact information: 
Email: berniwilliams1@hotmail.com
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Berni Williams
Publish date: 
16/10/2016
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Through It All:Robn's Journey of Faith

Type: 
Book
Description: 

A Book called "Through It All:Robin's Journey of Faith"

Source: 
book
Contact information: 
tennesseekidd39@hotmail.com
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Robin Williams
Publish date: 
May 25, 2016

Dirty Bombshell: From Thyroid Cancer Back to Fabulous!

Type: 
Book
Description: 

When I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, I tried seeking out books on the subject. I was a bit disappointed to learn that there wasn't a whole bunch of written information to choose from. However, I found Lorna Brunelle's "Dirty Bombshell: From Thyroid Cancer Back to Fabulous!" book truly invaluable. It has valuable information, light humor, dark humor, poignant reflections, and everything in between! In 2 weeks I'll be receiving my I-131 radioactive treatment and I'm happy to say that I am less afraid and more informed than I was before reading this book. Lorna's eloquent ability to chronicle all of her fears, vulnerabilities, and experiences in this book has made thyroid cancer a lot less intimidating. Thank you, Lorna and God bless!

Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Lorna Brunelle
Publish date: 
Nov. 30, 2010

The Definitive Guide To Cancer; An Integrative Approach to Prevention, Treatment, and Healing

Type: 
Book
Description: 

A compendium incorporating both Allopathic and Integrative therapies for all variety of cancers. Co-Authored by 2 women, both of whom are cancer survivors, one of which is a Naturpathic Oncologist.

Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Dr. Lise N. Alshuler, Karolyn A Gazella
Publish date: 
2010

When Cancer Hits, Your Complete Guide to Taking Care of YOU Through Treatment

Type: 
Book
Description: 

Real-life stories from survivors plus advice from doctors and experience health experts. Provides life-changing information on how to care for your body, boost your immune system, encourage your own healing, and nurture your soul while on the road to recovery.

Contact information: 
Cinco Vidas Press 12 Desbrosses Street New York, NY 10013
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Britta Aragon (cancer survivor and personal friend)
Publish date: 
Cinco Vidas Press 2011

The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen, Nourishing, Big Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Recovery

Type: 
Book
Description: 

Great book written by Rebecca Katz with Mat Edelson. Recommended by my Integrative Oncology Specialist at the Avante Medical Center, Dr. Markian Babij (he's wonderful)!! This is also where I work : )

It is full of wonderful recipes to help get you through the hard times when nothing feels or tastes very good (or so they tell me)!

Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Rebecca Katz with Mat Edelson
Publish date: 
Random House (Crown Publishing Group) 2009

Choose to live

Type: 
Book
Description: 

I' ve been a cancer servivor for almost 5 years. Both my saliva and Thyroid glands function at about 10% so I'm on medication for this, my hearing and eyesight on my left side are deminished, my ear is constantly full of fluid, which I had a mastoidectomy performed on that didn't work. My immune system sucks. I've had a very painful bout with shingles, which I've been told I could have again in a couple of years. Needless to say I'm not a very "happycamper". But this book was recommended to me by my doctor, and it has helped me change my outlook on my life. I've accepted that this is not the smae body that I've known for the last 51 years and I'm learning to live with that

Contact information: 
Joyce OBrien.com
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Joyce Obrien

Surviving Prostate Cancer

Type: 
Book
Description: 

A complete guide that should answer your questions.

Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Dr. Patrick Walsh

THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOPE:

Type: 
Book
Description: 

This little book, There's No Place Like Hope, was a huge comfort to me. It was written by a health care provider who was stricken with cancer and it is written in short easy to read sections. The humor in it will only be recognized by those of us in the trenches. I have given it to many friends who have faced the same diagnosis I did and some made it to the other side and some lost the battle. I have to think that this small book maybe brought a smile to their face while they were reading it.

Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Vickie Girard

Talking With My Treehouse Friends About Cancer

Type: 
Book
Description: 

Talking With My Treehouse Friends About Cancer, Interactive Workbook Helps Kids Cope with News That Parents Have Cancer
The first activity book of its kind, Talking with My Treehouse Friends about Cancer, provides a creative, informative outlet for children during a difficult time

“It is hard to think of an occurrence more disruptive to family life than the diagnosis of cancer in a parent or grandparent,” says Peter R. van Dernoot, founder of The Children’s Treehouse Foundation, an organization committed to providing support in these difficult situations. In connection with his efforts to help children cope with such heart-wrenching news, Peter van Dernoot has created a unique diary and workbook, Talking with My Treehouse Friends about Cancer.

This full-color activity book includes a variety of fun projects such as drawing, coloring, pasting, and writing, to encourage children to articulate their new emotions and questions. By finishing statements such as “I remember how I found about the cancer,” and drawing “chemo stopping the cancer,” children learn how to cope with the disease and its impact. Additionally, the book informs about cancer in an easily understandable and unthreatening manner, using metaphors to explain cancer’s spread and the side effects kids may witness. A must for any family dealing with a parent’s or grandparent’s cancer, Talking with My Treehouse Friends about Cancer communicates with children in a language they understand.

Contact information: 
Available through: Fulcrum Publishing, 4690 Table Mountain Drive, suite 100, Golden, CO 80403 Telephone: 800-992-2908 www.fulcrumbooks.com Also available at: Amazon.com
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Peter van Dernoot

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