Cancer, as a diagnosis, is a hard word to hear. Upon diagnosis, both patients and their loved ones struggle with the helplessness they feel. Even more difficult still, is expressing these feelings and putting them into words. Between the upheaval, the fear, and the hope, for patients, there remains a real need to cope and make sense out of the diagnosis. This is where uplifting books for cancer patients can help.
From the words of those who have walked the road before such as patients, family members, and oncological experts, countless works have been created. These books contain the collected wisdom of others and may offer a path to peace or acceptance.
Cancer Has It’s Privileges: Stories Of Hope And Laughter
Christine Clifford, founder of The Cancer Club® and survivor has gathered a collection of stories from fellow cancer survivors. Some are moving, some are hilarious, and all of them are personal testaments of survival.
Living with Cancer: Inspirational and Practical Advice for Patients and Their Families
The powerful, uplifting message of this book comes by way of a psychiatrist who specializes in managing the stress and pain of those with cancer. Dr Hersh is a compassionate, professional who offers insights on topics such as what to eat, alternative medicine, and communicating with medical staff. His knowledge of traditional and non-traditional medicine empowers individuals to take charge of their path toward recovery.
When Tumor Is the Rumor and Cancer Is the Answer
Stressing the need to build an oncology team and the need for patient autonomy, author Dr Kevin P. Ryan writes this insightful, easy-to-understand, and comprehensive guide for patients. Dr Ryan addresses many of the key issues within a patient’s mind from diagnosis to recovery. Issues explored within this book include diagnosis, clinical trials, alternative medicine, treatments, symptom control, side effects, and pain management.
When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi, a 36-year-old neurosurgical resident with a promising career and a new wife, was diagnosed with cancer. When Breath Becomes Air recounts his journey to become a physician, the diagnosis and treatment of his cancer, and the tough questions he grappled with along the way.
Picture Your Life After Cancer
This award-winning New York Times compilation of photographs and essays, tells the stories of survivors. Those featured were asked how cancer had changed their lives. The result is a powerful testimony to the human spirit. Through the collection of essays, stories, and photos submitted by survivors the grief, fear, joy, sorrow, hope, and victory of those touched by cancer is unveiled.
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