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- A Cancer Survivor's Almanac: Charting the Journey
"A valuable resource book for survivors." —Peari Moore, RN, MN, FAAN, Executive Director, Oncology Nursing Society

- Beyond Miracles: Living with Cancer>
Uplifting with a powerful message for individuals facing a cancer diagnosis and their caregivers. Beyond Miracles captures with warmth Dr. Hersh's knowledge of traditional and nontraditional medicine, and his understanding of the psychological needs of cancer patients and their caregivers. Empowers the individual to take charge in the healing process. -a reader

- Cancer Clinical Trials: Experimental Treatments and How They Can Help You
In this book, in addition to providing a wealth of understandable background information, the author gives the consumer step-by-step guidance for locating and appraising a clinical trial, intelligently and compassionately explores the pros and cons of whether to enter a research study, and writes superbly about what an informed consent document is and how to read one.

- Cancer Combat: Cancer Survivors Share Their Guerilla Tactics to Help You Win the Fight of Your Life
For newly diagnosed cancer patients, one of the most important things to realize is the wide range of options available for fighting this disease. Unlike other consumer health titles, this book does not endorse or recommend specific doctors, treatment plans, or institutions; rather, it presents practical advice and information in the form of anecdotes from cancer survivors.

- Cancer Cure: The Complete Guide to Finding and Getting the Best Care There Is

- Cancer S. O. S.: Strategies of Survival
This book gives you information regarding how to LIVE with this diagnosis and not to be a victim.

- Cancer Talk: Voices of Hope and Endurance from 'the Group Room,' the World's Largest Cancer Support Group
The book is an invaluable collection of the voices from the show: cancer survivors, nurses, doctors (much more sensitive than those who biopsied Schimmel, and some who've survived cancer themselves), social workers, and family and friends of cancer patients.

- Childhood Cancer Survivors: A Practical Guide to Your Future
Authors Keene, Hobbie, and Ruccione are experts in the field of childhood cancer. They have written, spoken, and advocated about all aspects of survivorship. Importantly, they have also talked to hundreds of survivors, with a wide range of issues and triumphs, and have included many of their stories.

- Diagnosis: Cancer - Your Guide through the First Few Months
With a no-nonsense, let's-get-down-to-basics approach, the book's author, a physician and cancer survivor, answers the questions that any newly diagnosed cancer patient is likely to have.

- Everyone's Guide to Cancer Therapy: How Cancer is Diagnosed, Treated and Managed Day to Day
When people are told they have cancer, thousands of questions begin to run through their minds, from "Why me?" to "What do I do?" Harpham, a physician and a cancer patient herself, has written a book that fills a gap in the cancer literature.

- Group Therapy for Cancer Patients
In this chapter we discuss the plight of the cancer patient, documenting the emotional, informational, and social needs elicited by the illness, and the need for a group support program to address these issues.

- Managing The Side Effects Of Chemotherapy And Radiation Therapy
This comprehensive and authoritative new edition lists over 70 chemotherapy agents and potential side effects, signs, and symptoms. The book also describes side effects associated with radiation therapy and gives specific suggestions for dealing with all side effects.

- Sexuality and Fertility After Cancer
"This valuable book provides accurate information on the causes of these important problems, and offers some reassuring and workable solutions." (New York Times, October2, 2001)

- Supportive Cancer Care: A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Their Families
This book is a resource dedicated to living, not dying; to helping cancer patients concentrate on enhancing and cherishing the quality of their lives despite, and sometimes because of, their brush with this frequently life-threatening illness.

- Surgery: A Patient's Guide From Diagnosis To Recovery
We wrote this book to provide a compendium of consumer-oriented information on the topic of surgery -- everything you need to know as a patient, from the moment you receive your diagnosis to the day you leave the hospital and continue your recovery process as home.

- The Activist Cancer Patient: How to Take Charge of Your Treatment
Improve Your Odds of Surviving Cancer -- Cancer survivor Beverly Zakarian knows firsthand that you can improve your odds of surviving cancer if you take an active role in your treatment. Now, you too can discover the benefits of taking charge. After all, you and your disease are unique, and so is your path to good health. Even the most caring of doctors needs your help to determine which treatment is best for you.

- The Cancer Chemotherapy Handbook

- The Cancer Dictionary
In writing this book, Altman, a former cancer patient and author of The Complete Book of Home Environmental Hazards ( LJ 6/1/90), and Sarg, the associate chief of the Oncology Section at New York City's St. Vincent's Hospital, sought to compile all the terms the average cancer patient might encounter during the course of his or her illness and to define them in language a lay reader could understand. They have succeeded admirably in transforming the technical and frightening terminology of cancer into understandable and less intimidating terms.

- The Cancer Patient’s Workbook: Everything You Need to Stay Organized and Informed
Providing both practical and emotional support, this workbook is like a friend who's been there, done that--and is just waiting to help.

- The Complete Cancer Survival Guide: Everything You Must Know and Where to Go for State-of-the-Art Treatment of the 25 Most Common Forms of Cancer
“This much-needed book will aid in understanding the importance of early detection and treatment, and the real challenges during recovery.” —Retired U.S. Senator Bob Dole (R-Kansas), a prostate-cancer survivor

- The Human Side of Cancer: Living with Hope, Coping with Uncertainty
The book combines sensitive advice and explanations with quotes and anecdotes of cancer patients, research summaries, self-help tips, and checklists. The book is for both the cancer survivor and family members. Anyone dealing with cancer will benefit from Holland's wisdom and experience.

- The Wellness Community Guide to Fighting for Recovery from Cancer
In this revised book of From Victim to Victor (LJ 10/15/87), author takes a relentlessly cheerful, upbeat, and positive approach, emphasizing stress reduction, visualization techniques, immune system maximization, improved diet, exercise, and use of the Patient Active concept, which blends psychology and psychoneuroimmunology in an effort to convince patients that they can counter their disease.

- To Be Alive: A Woman's Guide to a Full Life after Cancer

- Understanding Cancer: A Patient's Guide to Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatment
Offering solid, straightforward information A not always in a warm, fuzzy wrapping ADr. Coleman, chairman of the Joint Center for Radiation Therapy at Harvard Medical School, assists the person who has received a diagnosis of cancer in sorting through all the confusing and possibly conflicting information coming from doctors, friends and the media.

- What You Really Need to Know About Cancer-A Comprehensive Guide For Patients and Families by MD Anderson Cancer Center
"An excellent book -- by far the best of its kind that I have seen. I would not hesitate to recommend it to patients with cancer or their families."--Dr. Eric Cassell, The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center

- When a Parent Has Cancer: A Guide to Caring For Your Children
A parent's cancer is a family crisis. Children will adapt, however, if their fundamental physical and emotional needs are met, if they understand what is happening, and if they know that they will be cared for no matter what happens. Basing her efforts on those three perceptions and drawing on her expertise as a physician and her experience as a person with cancer, author provides practical advice on caring for children of all ages during diagnosis and treatment and helpful insights for helping them cope with grief, loss, uncertainty, and fear of death.

- Women and Cancer: A Thorough and Compassionate Resource for Patients and their Families
From America's leading cancer authority comes a patient's advocacy book for women with breast cancer, cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, and ovarian cancer--and their families--that offers medical ex-pertise, practical advice, and emotional support.

- Dr Folkman's War
"Judah Folkman's answer-stop cancers by cutting off their blood supplies-has much too long been thought of as too simple to ever work. Now, however, a broad set of antiangiogenic agents based on Judah's ideas are coming on line. The verdict 'cancer' need no longer be synonymous with fear and despair. Our country's 'war against cancer' at last has found its general."
?JAMES D. WATSON, winner of the Nobel Prize and author of The Double Helix


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