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12 Telling Books About Cancer

Learn all about the disease.

Cancer is a condition that appears sometimes suddenly, sometimes foretold by signs many people tend to miss. It could be there, just waiting to make its presence known and give you a potential hell of a hard time.

What makes the large group of diseases known as cancer so hard to face? It’s that the causes, characteristics, and occurrence can vary greatly and are not particularly well understood even to this day. Raise your fighting chances against cancer by learning all that is known about how it acts, develops and what actions you could take that might prevent it. Get to know all there is to know about cancer by reading these books.

#1 Resurrection Lily by Amy Byer Shainman

Resurrection Lily by Amy Byer Shainman
Resurrection Lily shares a story of inheritance and intuition, of what can surface in the body and the spirit when linked by DNA. What does it feel like to carry a BRCA gene mutation? Weaved throughout my story is the expertise of my doctors, education from top medical experts in cancer genetics, and whispered lifesaving guidance from my grandmother Lillian.

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#2 The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer By Siddhartha Mukherjez

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer By Siddhartha Mukherjez
It’s one of the best books I’ve ever read about both cancer and medical history. Once I started reading it I couldn’t put it down.

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#3 Exercises for Cancer Survivors by Carol Michaels

Exercises for Cancer Survivors by Carol Michaels
Exercising during and after cancer surgery and treatments is helpful for one’s physical and mental well-being. This book will show you how to improve your recovery.The book contains important information that will be helpful to cancer patients in an easy to read style. You will learn how to strength train without getting injured. The exercises are for all fitness levels.Exercises for Cancer Survivors includes specific exercises for the different reconstructions and how to exercise if you have lymph nodes removed. In addition, there are photos with descriptions of the exercises that are appropriate for different cancers.The cancer survivor will learn how exercise can help reduce the effects of chemo and improve quality of life.

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#4 Thriver Soup, A Feast for Living Consciously During the Cancer Journey

Thriver Soup, A Feast for Living Consciously During the Cancer Journey
Thriver Soup saved my life! said Jacqui R., a Registered Nurse in Cincinnati, OH. Discover a variety of holistic strategies for cushioning chemotherapy and softening surgery while feeling empowered to grow in personal awareness. Enhance your nutritional choices, stimulate your creative juices, foster your ability to transform mentally and emotionally, and deepen your connection with others and the Divine.

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#5 The Gift of Crisis: Finding your best self in the worst of times by Susan J. Mecca

The Gift of Crisis: Finding your best self in the worst of times by Susan J. Mecca
Crises can rip away our sense of control and shake our beliefs to the core, leaving us feeling stranded in unfamiliar territory. In The Gift of Crisis: Finding your best self in the worst of times, Dr. Susan J. Mecca shows us how to tap into our greatest strengths, persevere through our most difficult times, and find the potential gifts that a crisis can bring. Brimming with real-life examples, current research, tools and proven strategies, The Gift of maps a path through the impossible and heart-breaking events in our lives.

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#6 Every Day We Are Killing Cancer by Heather Jose

Every Day We Are Killing Cancer by Heather Jose
It’s cancer. The words devastated Heather Jose. As doctors warned about touch odds, Heather faced the challenge head on. She pulled together friends as caregivers, her own inner resources and the best in medical care. She also wrote letters to her daughter Sydney so the little girl would remember Mom, just in case. A hand lettered sign, We are killing cancer every day. traveled with the family on a long journey that ended in success. This is the story that is inspiring cancer thrivers nationwide.

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#7 A Cute Leukemia by Rodney Curtis

A Cute Leukemia by Rodney Curtis
The shocking L-words struck like hammers: Laid off, Leukemia. Like millions of Americans, Rodney Curtis feared for his life and his family. But what that deadly acute leukemia didn’t know was: It was dealing with the Spiritual Wanderer, the columnist famous for finding humor and wisdom in daily life. Rodney started by renaming his foe: A Cute Leukemia. If you’d like to try chuckling in the face of your fears, join Rodney on his quest to recover both humor and health.

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#8 Godsigns by Suzy Farbman

Godsigns by Suzy Farbman
When Suzy Farbman appeared on Oprah as an expert on relationships, she was at the height of her success as an author. Yet, as readers clamored for advice on relationships, doctors privately revealed that her body was failing. Facing life’s worst fears, Suzy picked up her pen, called her colorful circle of friends and charted a course through America’s wealth of medical and spiritual resources. The message in this warm, suspenseful and often funny memoir is universal: We can find hope if we open our eyes to Godsigns all around us.

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#9 David’s Summer by Lee Gabel

David's Summer by Lee Gabel
David’s Summer is a work of fiction, but it is inspired by true events. My family went through life with cancer when a brother was born with it. Today, one in three people are affected by cancer, either by being diagnosed with the disease or knowing a friend or family member who has been diagnosed with it. A good way to get through the grief is to share stories, and although David’s Summer is bittersweet, it draws family together.

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#10 Today I Will Not Die by Mary Ann Block

Today I Will Not Die by Mary Ann Block
This is the story of my Mother‘s recovery from metastatic, terminal lung cancer. My Mother was given 2 months to live by MD Anderson Cancer Institute. I am a physician and I researched her chances of survival and found them to be zero. I put together an integrative approach, using chemotherapy, radiation and every alternative treatment I could find. Instead of being dead in 2 months, she was in complete, total remission in 4 months. She lived 18 more years, dying at age 92 and never had cancer again. Today I Will Not Die is the story of how she survived.

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#11 Two Women 1 Disease by Beth Pauvlinch

Two Women 1 Disease by Beth Pauvlinch
Two Women 1 Disease was written by both the caregiver and the patient which provides both perspectives of the afflicted and the affected. It is a very real and raw version of the experience that people travel during the rough diagnosis of a terminal illness. It began as a blog; a safe place where both were able to divulge their honest feelings and emotions during all the surgeries, doctors’ appointments, the good news and the bad, and ultimately, the untimely death of the caregiver’s mother and best friend.

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#12 Talk Cancer to Me by Jessica Lynne DeCristofaro

Talk Cancer to Me by Jessica Lynne DeCristofaro
Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be terrifying – especially after being misdiagnosed for years. But Jessica DeCristofaro decided not to let her diagnosis of Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma take over her life! One to always look on the bright side, this account of Jessica’s experience receiving her diagnosis and living her life to the fullest while undergoing radiation therapy will teach you a lot – and even get you laughing out loud!

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Contributors to this article
Amy Byer Shainman from The BRCA Responder

David Belk from TrueCostOfHealthcare

Carol Michaels from CarolMichaelsFitness

Heidi Bright from Thriver Soup

Susan J Mecca from DrSusanMecca

Susan Stitt from Front Edge Publishing

Lee Gabel from LeeGabel

Mary Ann Block from The Block Center

Beth Pauvlinch from Art by Beth Pauvlinch

Katherine Pereda from BLF Communications

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