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Shattering the Cancer Myth

Shattering the Cancer Myth: A Unique Positive Guide to Cancer Treatment Using Traditional and Natural Therapies
Katrina Ellis
ISBN: 1741211069


I wish I had read this book when I was first diagnosed. It is an excellent book that is truly holistic and covers every aspect of cancer with useful explanations of what cancer is and how it develops to extremely useful strategies for dealing with traditional treatment and using natural therapies. If you only buy one book make sure it is this one.


self healing

Self Healing: How to Use Your Mind to Heal Your Body
Louis Proto
ISBN: 0749923466


Self-healing techniques are becoming increasingly popular. They are used by people who want to participate in their own healing process if they are ill and by people who want to stay well and healthy and strengthen their immune system. This book is a compendium of self-healing techniques that have worked for other people. They will enable readers to choose a way of healing which will supplement conventional medical treatment, minimise side effects and make the patient feel a whole lot better in the process.


Love, Medicine and Miracles

Love, Medicine and Miracles
Bernie Siegel
ISBN: 0099632705


None of us knows when illness will strike us or those we love, but we can do something about it. The message of Dr Bernie Siegel's “Love, Medicine and Miracles" is that love heals, and he aims to show how this knowledge can be used for self-healing. An excellent book that describes ways to become an exceptional cancer patient and maximise your chances of full recovery from cancer and other life threatening illnesses.


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Getting Well Again
C. and S. Simonton and J. Creighton
ISBN: 0553280333


I read this book 17 years ago while I was undergoing chemotherapy and it completely changed the way I saw myself, my illness, my treatment and my prognosis. Give this book to anyone you know who has cancer and help to save their lives. This book is a MUST, as important as the conventional therapy you receive.


Bristol Cancer Centre: Living with Cancer and Feeling Good

Bristol Cancer Centre: Living with Cancer and Feeling Good
Rosy Daniel, Helen Cooke
ISBN: 1841196800


Since the Bristol Cancer Centre, a small independent charity offering complementary therapy for cancer patients, opened in 1980, the Centre has gone from strength to strength, with a thousand or more people each year benefiting from residential treatments. The Bristol Approach, an integrated range of self-help techniques and complementary therapies, is now accessible through this practical book. Here is a clear philosophy of healing, made possible through step-by-step paths to meditation and exercise, nutrition and alternative treatments, to be used alone or to complement orthodox medicine.


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A Cancer Battle Plan: Six Strategies for Beating Cancer, from a Recovered “Hopeless Case”
A. Frahm, David J. Frahm
ISBN: 087477893X


A recovered cancer patient relates her struggle with the disease, outlines the nutritional programme that helped her regain her health, and offers encouragement to other patients.


The Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy Survival Guide

The Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy Survival Guide: Information, Suggestions and Support to Help You Get Through Treatment
Judith Mackay
ISBN: 0553280333


Written by experienced chemotherapy and oncology nurses, this book explains how chemotherapy and radiation therapy works, and provides practical suggestions to prevent,minimize or cope with the side effects. This book aims to provide the information people need to understand and navigate their treatment. The sections on minimizing side-effects such as nausea, hair loss, fatigue and digestive problems many readers will find particularly helpful.


Eat to Beat Cancer

Eat to Beat Cancer: A Nutritional Guide with 40 Delicious Recipes
Rosy Daniel, Jane Sen
ISBN: 000714704X


I bought this book recently and found it offered very reasonable advice. It deals with many different issues facing people with cancer it a very balanced way. As it is not sepcifically promoting just one type of treatment or therapy it is not biased and thus seems very trustworthy. The recipies are very good and there is good advice about changing your lifestyle slowly and managing to maintain it. I read it cover to cover and impemented all the changes straight away and I feel better already.


The Gerson Therapy

The Gerson Therapy: The Amazing Juicing Programme for Cancer and Other Illnesses
Charlotte Gerson, Morton Walker
ISBN: 0007156081


 The Gerson Therapy is an intensive programme of juicing and coffee enemas combined with a strict diet of organic fruit and vegetables. This therapy was one of the first alternative cancer therapies and has been used successfully for over 60 years to treat thousands of terminally ill patients. The book shows you: how to beat cancer by changing your body's chemistry; special juicing techniques for maximum healing power; which supplements will strengthen your immune system; and how to prepare delicious, super-healthy foods using Gerson-approved recipes


Cancer Positive

Cancer Positive: The Role of the Mind in Tackling Cancers
James Colthurst, Patrick Scrivenor
ISBN: 185479860X


 Dr Colthurst demonstrates that a series of psychological exercises and mental disciplines, as a supplement to more conventional treatment, can improve the physical as well as the mental well-being of patients. The book focuses on lifestyle changes while also addressing the practical side. Drawing on his own experience and case histories, Dr Colthurst explains the medical terms and treatments available, while also providing information needed by cancer sufferers and those close to them.


Recovery from Cancer

Recovery from Cancer: The Remarkable Story of One Woman's Struggle with Cancer and What She Did to Beat the Odds
Elaine Nussbaum
ISBN: 0757001378


 Despite surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, Elaine's cancer spread to her bones and both lungs. Three years after her initial diagnosis, she had had enough of conventional therapies. Elaine stopped all medications and treatments, and began to practice macrobiotics in a last-ditch effort to save her life. Slowly, her condition improved. Steadily, she regained her health. Here is her inspiring story of recovery against all odds to her eventual triumph.


Everything You Need to Know to Help You Beat Cancer

Everything You Need to Know to Help You Beat Cancer: The Ultimate Guide for People Who Have Cancer and Everyone Who Wants to Prevent It
ISBN: 095429680X


This book, whilst useful for sufferers is invaluable to those who want to reduce their chances of ever developing the disease. It is written in an easy to read format and points out the pitfalls of diet, stress and other factors that contribute to the development of this dreadful disease.  It provides a huge amount of advice, remedies, treatments and much more, to boost your immune system and vastly improve your health. If you buy only one health/fitness or beauty book this year - make this it!


Lean on me

Lean on Me: Cancer Through a Carer's Eyes
A Book by Lorraine Kember – Inspirational True Story
ISBN: 0646499696

A powerfully moving and inspirational TRUE story about her husband's courageous battle with mesothelioma (asbestos related cancer) and her emotional journey as she cares for him. This touching book includes helpful information on topics such as: Cancer pain management, symptom control, and coping with grief. Diary excerpts and poems Lorraine penned along the way are interspersed throughout this book and further depict the depth of their love for each other, the sense of helplessness she experienced on his diagnosis and her growing strength as she comes to realize that there is much she can do to improve the “quality of his life”. This book has been highly recommended by the Cancer Council, as well as numerous other organizations and doctors for those who have – and particularly those who care for – loved ones with cancer of all kinds.