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Cancer Book Reccomendations and inspiration?

Hi everyone. Hoping that I can get some inspiration for some health book / cancer-related stories. I'm building a small collection for a friend who mentioned that she wants to read more about other people's stories. How they dealt with cancer and more importantly how they lived happy lives - kept active etc.... If anyone has any suggestions please feel free to post them below. If you could quickly post why you liked it as well that would be amazing. thanks so much! 

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Struggling with a new relationship and cancer

I am 46, in a same sex relationship with a woman who is almost 46. We have been dating about 11 months. 4 months ago she was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer and had a lumpectomy/sentinel node biopsy. Everything looks good on pathology and oncotyping and she has an excellent prognosis. She has been on tamoxifen for about 7 weeks and is almost done with radiation (she naively decided to start both at about the same time). Needless to say, that combination (along with the stress of the entire thing) has really wrecked her.

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Diets During Chemo and After.


We are new to this network and are looking for anyone who can advice us as to aspects related to diets or not for my wife. She was recently diagonosed (3 months back) with Carcinoma of Unknown primary with metastasis to the liver and spleen. 

Currently she has completed 3 rounds of chemo and her cancer seems to have regressed as per her last PET scan conducted a few days back. It's early days still with at least another 3+ cycles of Chemo to go and we are desperate for information regarding the right diet to follow.

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Grasping at Straws

So my mom was diagnosed with metastatic kidney cancer in April. It had already spread to her lower spine and some surrounding bones. She is single and has ZERO savings so she came to live with me and my husband. 

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moms final months

It's hard to know where to begin. I want to vent about my personal life because I'm full of anger and resentment and so much frustration, but it pales in comparison to what my mom is facing. I'm 27, my mom 64, my grandma 84. We all live together and drive each other crazy. My mom was diagnosed 3 years ago with stage 3 ovarian cancer, and just this last week has been recommended hospice because no other treatment is an option. Doc said she had months to live. I was there at that appt. I hardly knew what to say all I said was I love you. 

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Angry Wife

There are 3 time frames in my life.

1. Prior to my wife being diagnosed with breast cancer.

Prior to any visits to a clinic, my wife for years was an angry person.  She slept in the basement (and
the kids and I slept upstairs on the 2nd floor).  She was angry, depressed, cold, moody, violent, extremely lazy
and constantly made false accusations against me to anyone who would listen. I was preparing to divorce
her but then...

2. Diagnosed with cancer, HER-2 positive and chemotherapy

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Final weeks with Mom; so lost, mad, confused, lonely. Please help me hold on...

My Mom is in her final weeks with Stage IV breast cancer-- she is 72, I am 44. I lost my Dad to prostate cancer in 2003-- he was 63, I was 31. To say I HATE cancer is about the understatement of the century.

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Trouble Sleeping

Are any of you having trouble sleeping? A few weeks ago I did the unthinkable and moved into another room so I could sleep. There are two reasons for me doing that (My dear wife understands).

My wife gets restless at night

I stay awake all night just listening to her breathe and my mind starts to race

I finally went into the other room and turned on a fan that usually lulls me to sleep. I am thinking of asking about some kind of sleep aid from my doctor but not sure if this is the right way to go.

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Sometimes I just need.....

In November of 2015 my husband of 21 years finally decided it was time to go to the doctors. He should have gone five years earlier.  It was on a Sunday so to the emergency room we went.

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Dad starting hospice need advice!

My dad has been dealing with stage 4 lung cancer that caused a brain tumo. It was removed in June 2015. Also he has a tumor on his kidney and lymphoma. He was diagnoised in May of 2015. Now after 3 rounds of radiation, 2 rounds of chemo and he starting  taking optivo. The new cancer treatment. He has had 4 treatments. No big change. Two days ago he was admitted to our local hospital for pnuemonia. The cancer doctors have not told us that my dad is near the end nor that there is nothing else they can do.


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