Popular & Recommended
Anti-Cancer: A New Way of Life
by David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD
“Combining memoir, concise explanation of what makes cancer cells thrive and what inhibits them, and drawing on both conventional and alternative ways to slow and prevent cancer, Anticancer is revolutionary. It is a moving story of a doctor's inner and outer search for balance; radical in its discussion of the environment, lifestyle, and trauma; and compelling and cautionary in its proposal that cancer cells lie dormant in all of us and that we all must care for the "terrain" in which they exist.”
Being Single, With Cancer
by Tracy Maxwell
“Diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer seven years ago, Tracy Maxwell understands the unique swirl of hopes and fears, insecurities and triumphs of a single person with cancer… Filled with practical tips, resources and personal stories, an empowering and candid guide to dealing with cancer as a single person.”
Fighting Cancer with Knowledge
by Richard C. Frank
"In this invaluable book, a compassionate and knowledgeable physician explains what cancer is, which factors determine a patient’s prognosis, how cancer treatments work to eradicate cancer, why they sometimes fail, and what patients can do to optimize their own survival. The second edition of this essential resource for patients and their families discusses new treatment options that have become available, including targeted therapies, immune therapies, and personalized cancer medicine."
Dying Well: Peace and Possibilities at the End of Life
by Dr. Ira Byock, M.D.
“Through the true stories of patients, [Dr. Ira Byock] shows us that a lot of important emotional work can be accomplished in the final months, weeks, and even days of life. It is a companion for families, showing them how to deal with doctors, how to talk to loved ones—and how to make the end of life as meaningful and enriching as the beginning.”
Embrace, Release, Heal
by Leigh Fortson
"After her third cancer diagnosis in three years, Leigh Fortson was given few options by her doctors and little hope for a bright future. For weeks, she mourned the life she thought she was losing―until she was introduced to an idea that changed everything: our thoughts and emotions influence every cell in our body.
This revelation gave her the hope that would begin her journey to becoming cancer-free and more joyful than she had ever been before. Embrace, Release, Heal shares her inspirational story and the fruits of her research in one empowering book."
Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness
by Jon Kabat-Zinn
“Based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s renowned mindfulness-based stress reduction program [MBSR], this classic, groundbreaking work—which gave rise to a whole new field in medicine and psychology—shows you how to use medically proven mind-body approaches derived from meditation and yoga to counteract stress, establish greater balance of body and mind, and stimulate well-being and healing.”
Happiness in a Storm
by Wendy Harpham, M.D.
“Having coined the term “Healthy Survivor” while dealing with her own chronic lymphoma, Harpham encourages people dealing with cancer, heart disease, diabetes, or any prolonged illness to simultaneously do all they can to overcome disease and live life to the fullest.”
How Doctors Think
by Jerome Groopman, M.D.
"In this revolutionary book, Jerome Groopman pinpoints the forces and thought processes behind the decisions doctors make, offering direct, intelligent questions patients can ask their doctors to help them get back on track."
It Isn't Ugly Forever: What I wish I knew when I went through cancer.
by Stacey A. Peterson
"The day after I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer I started to wonder what I was supposed to do next. Being a natural list maker I wanted to know how I would get through cancer and I tried desperately to cross off something from my list. Ten years after I was diagnosed I have published the book I wish I would have had when I was on my cancer journey. It includes my story and a variety of lists that I wish I would have had to know that I was moving forward. Patients and caregivers alike will be able to enjoy this book and gain direction of how to move through cancer with purpose and drive."
Love is a Journey: Couples Facing Cancer
by Jan Latona, Ph.D. & Gary J. Stricklin, Ph.D
“The diagnosis of "cancer" is frightening enough for the patient. But the disease has a deep impact on the patient's partner and the couple's relationship as well. Life is not the same, and a new journey has begun. This book, drawing on the personal experience of the authors and many others, offers a compassionate guide for the journey. Those who find themselves on this most difficult road will learn how other couples have coped successfully."
Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery
by Linda E. Carlson, PhD and Michael Speca, PsyD
“Created by leading psychologists specializing in oncology, the Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery program is based on mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), a therapeutic combination of mindfulness meditation and gentle yoga now offered to cancer survivors and their loved ones in hundreds of medical centers, hospitals, and clinics worldwide. Let this book be your guide as you let go of fear and focus on getting well.“
Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir
by Karen Ingalls
"In this memoir, Karen is a calming presence and positive companion, offering a refreshing perspective of hope with the knowledge that 'the beauty of the soul, the real me and the real you, outshines the effects of cancer, chemotherapy, and radiation.' ''
by Dr. Kelly A. Turner
"Kelly Turner, Ph.D., a researcher and psychotherapist who specializes in integrative oncology, gives the reader the results of her research on over a thousand cases of Radical Remission—people who have defied a serious or even terminal cancer diagnosis with a complete reversal of the disease. The results of this study, which focused on seventy-five factors, include astounding insights of the nine key factors that Dr. Turner found among nearly every Radical Remission survivor she has studied and an explanation of how the reader can put these practices to work in his or her own life."
Sex and Cancer (Intimacy, Romance, and Love after Diagnosis and Treatment)
Saketh R. Guntupalli, MD, and Maryann Karinch
"When the diagnosis is one of gynecologic or reproductive cancer for a woman, questions of sexual intimacy and function often color relationships, confuse partners, and raise concerns that other cancers might not. Readers will find insight, comfort, and suggestions for addresses the questions about intimacy and sexual function that are often left unexpressed."
The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen:
Nourishing, Big-Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Recovery
by Rebecca Katz
“This remarkable resource teaches patients and caregivers how to use readily available powerhouse ingredients to build a symptom- and cancer-fighting culinary toolkit. Blending fantastic taste and meticulous science, these recipes for soups, vegetable dishes, proteins, and sweet and savory snacks are rich in the nutrients, minerals, and phytochemicals that help patients thrive during treatment.”
The Definitive Guide to Thriving After Cancer: A Five-Step Integrative Plan to Reduce the Risk of Recurrence and Build Lifelong Health
by Dr. Alschuler, and Karolyn Gazella
"In this companion to The Definitive Guide to Cancer, Alschuler and Gazella teach you not just how to survive, but also how to thrive after cancer by integrating the best of conventional, natural, and alternative cancer prevention therapies to support and enhance your body’s five critical pathways. With simple, empowering daily actions that you can start today, it is the only program that provides the comprehensive approach needed for optimal health and recurrence prevention."
The Journey Through Cancer: Healing and Transforming the Whole Person
by Jeremy Geffen, M.D.
"In this groundbreaking work, he offers real and inspiring solutions to the unique challenges encountered on the cancer journey, while honoring and caring for the whole person—and his or her entire family—at every step along the way."
The Sugar Detox
by Brooke Alpert and Dr. Patricia Farris
“The Sugar Detox contains a comprehensive, one-month plan to wean readers of their sugar cravings. By eliminating sugar and incorporating small changes, people can lead a healthier lifestyle and look years younger.”
The Ultimate Guide to Ovarian Cancer
by Dr. Benedict B. Benigno, M.D.
"In this breakthrough book, Dr. Benedict B. Benigno offers a compassionate, easy-to-understand in-depth look into standard and out-of-the-box ovarian cancer treatments and a thorough examination of the basic science research that will eventually cause a revolution in the way all cancers will be treated. His own patient experiences are interwoven with the stories of survivors who beat the odds."
The Wandering Gene and the Indian Princess: Race, Religion and DNA
by Jeff Wheelwright
“Set in the isolated San Luis Valley of Colorado…. A vibrant young Hispano woman, Shonnie Medina, inherits a breast-cancer mutation known as BRCA1.185delAG. It is a genetic variant characteristic of Jews…. The discovery of the gene leads to a fascinating investigation of cultural history and modern genetics by Dr. Harry Ostrer and other experts on the DNA of Jewish populations.”
What Really Matters
by Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.
“By focusing attention on "what really matters" this book encourages the reader to embrace the suffering that occurs throughout life and utilize it as a catalyst for growth and change. The point is emphasized that through the negotiation of loss and suffering one's character is deepened and consciousness can be elevated… What Really Matters is a collection of stories from the files of a hospice physician that reveal the end-of-life wisdom of several dying patients and their families.”