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Brain Tumors: Leaving the Garden of Eden--A Survival Guide to Diagnosis, Learning the Basics, Getting Organized, and Finding Your Medical Team
Paul M. Zeltzer
0976017105
December 15, 2004
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Steven Brem, M.D. H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center Tampa, FL
..well-written, comprehensive "how-to" guide…immensely useful. This is an 'owners’ manual. …a'must-read'

Naomi Berkowitz, American Brain Tumor Association, Chicago
"take comfort in having Dr. Zeltzer with you during your brain tumor journey."

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Halfway to Forever
Karen Kingsbury
157673899X
March 2002
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From Publishers Weekly
Kingsbury brings back characters from her inspirational novels Waiting for Morning and A Moment of Weakness in this rushed sob story rife with clich‚s. It opens as Hannah Bronzan sits beside the gravestones of her former husband, Tom, and daughter Alicia, telling her dead loved ones of her decision with new husband Matt to adopt a little girl, four-year-old Grace Landers. "`One more thing, honey. When we bring her home and... people ask me how many girls I have...' Hannah wiped at her tears again. `I'll always tell them three. Two who live here with me... and one who lives in heaven.'" She's not the only one who grieves. Her friend, Jade Eastman, has learned she's finally pregnant, but a cancerous brain tumor forces her to make a decision about carrying her pregnancy to term. Their "good-looking, powerful...


YA Gotta Believe!
Don Yaeger
0451214560
Mar 2005
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New York Daily News
[The] humorous and heart-wrenching autobiography of the beloved and kookie Mets and Phillies closer.

Rocky Mountain News
An amazing story (the title says it all) and a lasting legacy.

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Chasing Daylight
Gene O'Kelly
0071471723
December 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
As CEO at accounting giant KPMG, Eugene O'Kelly was so immersed in his job that over the course of a decade, he managed to have lunch with his wife on weekdays just twice. His travel schedule was set 18 months out. Once, he was so obsessed with impressing a potential client that he tracked down the man's travel schedule, booked the seat next to him on a flight, schmoozed the guy all the way to Australia, landed the account, and flew immediately back to Manhattan. His Type-A ways vanished when, at age 53, a top neurosurgeon in New York told him he had late- stage brain cancer. "His eyes told me I would die soon. It was late spring. I had seen my last autumn in New York." [p.7] There are no TV-movie-style miracle treatments or extensions of his life expectancy; he's told he has maybe 3 months, and he doesn't spend any...


Last Trip to Baker 5
Diane F. Jepsen
0595218806
Apr 2002
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Book Description
Last Trip to Baker 5 is a remarkable story about one woman's account of her unending struggle with brain cancer, not once, but twice, the tremendous love and support of family and friends, the moments of a sense of humor and calm in the midst of crisis, and spirituality. My hope is that somehow my words can be an inspiration to other cancer patients, their families, or anyone else facing seemingly impossible odds.

About the Author
Diane Jepsen is a first-time author. Last Trip to Baker 5 originated when her Massachusetts primary care doctor recommended she keep a journal to improve her fine motor coordination. Presently, Diane resides in southern California. Her two sons live on the east coast.


Brain Cancer - A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References
Icon Health Publications
0597837724
Dec 2003
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Book Description
In March 2001, the National Institutes of Health issued the following warning: "The number of Web sites offering health-related resources grows every day. Many sites provide valuable information, while others may have information that is unreliable or misleading." Furthermore, because of the rapid increase in Internet-based information, many hours can be wasted searching, selecting, and printing.This book was created for medical professionals, students, and members of the general public who want to conduct medical research using the most advanced tools available and spending the least amount of time doing so.

Download Description
This is a 3-in-1 reference book. It gives a complete medical dictionary covering hundreds of terms and expressions relating to brain cancer. It also...


Surviving "Terminal" Cancer: Clinical Trials, Drug Cocktails and Other Treatments Your Oncologist Won't Tell You About
Ben A. Williams
1577491165
August 2002
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Book Description
Describes how to use the Internet and other sources to learn about experimental drug trials, effective forms of alternative medicine, and other breakthroughs with the potential for dramatically improving the odds of successful treatment.

Book Info
(Fairview Press) Univ. of California, San Diego. Consumer text explains how patients can improve their odds for survival by demanding control over their health care, research conventional and alternative treatments, creating their own treatment strategy, and using the Internet to learn of new medical advances. Softcover.

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Plant A Geranium In Your Cranium
Barbara Johnson
0641687745

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Brain Cancer Therapy And Surgical Interventions
Andrew V. Yang
1594549745
May 2006
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Navigating Through a Strange Land 2nd Edition : A Book for Brain Tumor Patients and Their Families,
Tricia Ann Roloff
1577491084
November 25, 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Includes practical advice along with the moving personal stories of brain tumor patients, their family members, and their professional caregivers.


Blindsided: Lifting a Life above Illness
Richard M. Cohen
0060014105
February 2005
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Book Review
In this moving and engrossing memoir, veteran television news producer Richard Cohen relates a life spent dealing with multiple sclerosis, first diagnosed when he was 25 years old and just getting started in the competitive world of broadcast journalism. As his career progressed, he struggled not only with the disease but the touchy question of how much of the truth about himself to share with colleagues and potential employers. Cohen spent much of his life running from the onset of the disease's symptoms from which his father and grandmother also suffered. Defiantly, he took challenging, sometimes extremely dangerous assignments in Lebanon, Poland, and on the domestic political campaign trail, even as his body deteriorated. But over the course of Blindsided, it becomes apparent that illness had actually built Cohen up even...


The Edge Effect: Achieve Total Health and Longevity with the Balanced Brain Advantage
Eric R. Braverman
1402722478
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The national bestseller, now in paperback! The breakthrough program for reversing and preventing aging, written by a leading medical specialist and media expert, is not available at a popular price.

This could be as close to a fountain of youth as mankind will ever come, the truly scientific answer to how to reverse or prevent the debilitating effects of aging, including memory loss, weight gain, sexual dysfunction, and Alzheimer's.
Dr. Eric Braverman, a leading figure in the practice of brain-body health care, reveals the dramatic impact that proper brain nourishment can have on the quality of our lives. His key to longevity and well-being is balancing the brain's four important neurotransmitters. A simple test determines which of the four is dominant in you, and what you can do to maintain the...


Damn the Statistics, I Have a Life to Live: Coping With a Brain Tumor My Personal Story
H. Charles Wolf
1410786226
September 2003
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Plant A Geranium In Your Cranium
Barbara Johnson
084993785X
April 1, 2002
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News-Gazette, Champaign, IL
Broken people need to laugh, and Barbara Johnson's book filled this skeptic with hope and joy.

Book Description

Best-selling humorist Barbara Johnson is back - and getting back to her roots - with a candid look at life and discovering joy in the midst of trials, including her own unexpected battle with cancer. Using excerpts from inspiring articles and extraordinary letters from her mailbag, Johnson presents one big package of humor, comfort, and encouragement that her beloved audiences have come to expect.



The Edge Effect: Achieve Total Health and Longevity with the Balanced Brain Advantage
Eric R. Braverman
1402712057
April 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
A proven program to reverse and prevent aging that will be a must-have for all “baby boomers,” by a leading figure in the medical field and a frequent guest on national TV.

This could be as close to a fountain of youth as mankind will ever come, the truly scientific answer to how to reverse or prevent the debilitating effects of aging, including memory loss, weight gain, sexual dysfunction, and Alzheimer’s.

Dr. Eric Braverman, a leading figure in the practice of brain-body health care, reveals the dramatic impact that proper brain nourishment can have on the quality of our lives. His key to longevity and well-being is balancing the brain’s four important neurotransmitters. A simple test determines which of the four is dominant in you, and what you can do to maintain the...


Childhood Brain & Spinal Cord Tumors: A Guide for Families, Friends & Caregivers
Tania Shiminski-Maher, et al
0596500092
December 15, 2001
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From Library Journal
For parents, there are few childhood diagnoses more frightening than a brain tumor. This is exactly the book to have in that situation. The latest entry in the excellent "Patient-Centered Guides" series, it maintains a nice balance between providing solid clinical information and sharing stories of emotional support. Chapters cover basic information about central nervous system (CNS) anatomy and physiology, types of tumors, and common procedures and treatments. Also discussed are personal and family issues such as dealing with school absences, making sure that siblings are not overlooked, asking for and accepting help from friends and family members, dealing with the emotional and financial disruptions brought on by illness, and facing death. Each chapter is sprinkled with small vignettes, told in the first person...


Ya Gotta Believe!: My Roller Coaster Life as a Screwball Pitcher and Part-Time Father, and My Hope-Filled Fight Against Brain Cancer
Tug McGraw
0451212584
February 2004
Hardcover
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New York Daily News
[The] humorous and heart-wrenching autobiography of the beloved and kookie Mets and Phillies closer. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Rocky Mountain News
An amazing story (the title says it all) and a lasting legacy. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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100 Q&A About Brain Tumors
Virginia Stark-Vance
0763723088
September 25, 2003
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Book Description
Covers a wide range of topics, including brain tumor basics; causes, diagnosis, treatment and side effects; and strategies for coping with emotional and healthcare issues.

Book Info
Consumer text provides authoritative, practical answers to questions regarding treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, and sources of support. Co-authored by a brain-tumor survivor, text explains what to expect after the diagnosis and the treatment of a brain tumor. Softcover.


Cell Phones: Invisible Hazards in the Wireless Age: An Insider's Alarming Discoveries about Cancer and Genetic Damage
George Carlo
078670960X
February 2002
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Book Review
George Carlo and Martin Schram are aiming to become information-age Ralph Naders. They ask a question that ought to concern America's 103 million mobile phone users, as well as those who merely come within earshot of these popular devices: Is the wireless future a threat to public health? "Visit any public building, college classroom, courthouse, or commuter train, and look around: You'll see people using not just wireless phones but also wireless laptop computers and miniature palm tops," write Carlo and Schram. "What you won't see are the microwaves that are criss-crossing a confined space where a number of people who are not even using these instruments are bombarded by these waves." It sounds creepy. And Carlo, an epidemiologist who once oversaw a multimillion-dollar research project on health for the cellular industry,...


Making Miracles Happen
Gregory White Smith, et al
0316597880


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From Library Journal
It is everyone's worst nightmare: an inoperable brain tumor, a dire prognosis. At this point, one might naturally give up in despair and compose oneself for the end as best one could. But not Smith (coauthor, with partner Naifeh, of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Jackson Pollock). From the December day in 1986 when Smith received the shattering diagnosis, the reader is taken on his harrowing quest to beat the odds. First there are the external obstacles intrinsic to medicine and medical economics. (It should be noted?without surprise?that Smith is particularly critical of the system of medical insurance in this country.) Smith also deals with the internal obstacles, especially the temptation of the seriously ill toward a "Why me?" self-pity and depression, to which he himself admits to having succumbed on occasion. It...


Elaine's Circle: A Teacher, a Student, a Classroom and One Unforgettable Year
Bob Katz
1569243840
August 2005
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From Publishers Weekly
While working on a "book of uplifting (and true) stories about teachers," Katz (The New Public School Parent) found Elaine Moore, the fourth-grade teacher of Seamus Farrell, a student who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in December [1992]. Based on interviews with Seamus's now college-age classmates, his family and neighbors, and Moore's co-workers in Eagle River, Alaska (just outside of Anchorage), Katz recreates the [1992–1993] school year in this account of an innovative and compassionate teacher's answer to the question "if Seamus was no longer strong enough to come to Ravenwood [School], why not have the class come to him?" In keeping with her belief that "children can handle the truth, even hard truths; what they can't handle is not knowing," Moore informs and guides her students as they...

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