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Living through Breast Cancer: What a Harvard Doctor and Survivor Wants You to Know about Getting the Best Care while Preserving Your Self-Image
Carolyn M. Kaelin
0071444637
February 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In many ways, Kaelin's guide for women diagnosed with breast cancer is just like all the other excellent manuals out there: intelligent, pragmatic and reassuring, it explains how to understand one's diagnosis and treatment options, assemble a "care team," handle common changes in looks and deal with feelings common among women with the disease. What sets the book apart, though, is its author's perspective: she is a breast cancer surgeon and director of the Comprehensive Breast Health Center and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003. She has since had three lumpectomies, a mastectomy, chemotherapy and reconstructive surgery. Not surprisingly, then, Kaelin's book is fairly serious, though not overly academic, and filled with anecdotes from not only her own experiences...


New Cook Book, Limited Edition Pink Plaid
Better Homes and Gardens
0696227320
Aug 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
When the more-than-75-year-old cooking bible, Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook, pays homage to breast cancer research, it's definitely become a mainstream cause. In addition to the 1,200 recipes and 700 color photographs, on top of the detailed information and illustrated charts that the publication's editors are known for, the newest feature of this limited-edition guide is its "pink plaid" section devoted to directions on how to eat for life--that is, instructions on miracle foods, like antioxidants, and the best low-fat, health-filled recipes to tempt anyone's taste buds, from a southwestern spinach omelet to reduced-calorie creamy mocha custards. Arrayed in a ready-to-use ringed binder, this thirteenth edition stands rightfully as a cooking reference book, to have and to hold. Barbara...


The Breuss Cancer Cure: Advice for the Prevention and Natural Treatment of Cancer, Leukemia and Other Seemingly Incurable Diseases

0920470564


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What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Menopause (TM)
John R. Lee
0446614955
Sept 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The classic bestseller that has helped nearly a million women discover the answer to menopause is now revised and updated. Hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, low sex drive, hair loss, fibroids, and osteoporosis-most women will experience these or other hormone- related problems at some point as they age. In clear, easy-to-understand language, an internationally recognized expert explains the benefits of using progesterone and other natural hormones to reduce or eliminate menopausal symptoms safely and effectively-without the harmful side effects created by commonly used synthetic hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Dr. Lee explains why conventional HRT drugs can be harmful and offers an easy-to-follow non-prescription 'Hormone Balance' program that tells readers how to stay energized, strong, and sexually vigorous...


Biology of Cancer

0815340788


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Book Description
The Biology of Cancer is a comprehensive, authoritative, up-to-date textbook written by a major researcher in the field. It clearly presents the principles of cancer biology in an organized and accessible fashion. The information unfolds through the presentation of key experiments which give readers a sense of discovery, and provides insights into the conceptual foundation underlying cancer biology.


When God and Cancer Meet
Lynn Eib
0842370153
January 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
A book of powerful stories about cancer patients and their families who have been touched by God in miraculous ways--some in their bodies, others in their minds, all in their spirits--offers inspiring testimony that, when God and cancer meet, cancer is conquered. The author, herself a cancer survivor, gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse of 18 personal encounters with God.

About the Author
Lynn Eib is a cancer survivor, journalist, and cancer patient advocate. The Cancer Prayer Support Group she founded in 1991 is one of the oldest such groups in the country. Lynn lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and has three grown daughters.


It's Not about the Bike
Lance Armstrong
0425179613
Jan 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
People around the world have found inspiration in the story of Lance Armstrong--a world-class athlete nearly struck down by cancer, only to recover and win the Tour de France, the multiday bicycle race famous for its grueling intensity. Armstrong is a thoroughgoing Texan jock, and the changes brought to his life by his illness are startling and powerful, but he's just not interested in wearing a hero suit. While his vocabulary is a bit on the he-man side (highest compliment to his wife: "she's a stud"), his actions will melt the most hard-bitten souls: a cancer foundation and benefit bike ride, his astonishing commitment to training that got him past countless hurdles, loyalty to the people and corporations that never gave up on him. There's serious medical detail here, which may not be for the faint of heart; from chemo to...


Cancer: 50 Essential Things to Do

0452280745


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Book Description
...a definitive guide, revised and updated with new information on recently improved medical treatment options, updated cancer research, and Internet resources...an invaluable roadmap to recovery.


Uplift: Secrets from the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors
Barbara Delinsky
0743431375
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
A book as uplifting as the disease it discusses is tragic, Uplift is an inspiring collection of voices of breast cancer survivors. Barbara Delinsky, author of The Woman Next Door and other novels, and herself a survivor of breast cancer, presents inspirational snippets from more than 300 women sharing breast cancer tips and experiences. Reading this book is like listening to the friendly hubbub of a crowd of women all offering advice and comments. They share practical tips about comfortable clothing after mastectomy, treatments for radiation burns, nausea remedies, wigs, advice for friends, and more. They share stories of supportive husbands, boyfriends, and family members who continue to love them. "I will love you till the day I die, whether you have one breast or none," says one husband. "Breasts don't laugh, smile, share...


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...


Intuition
Allegra Goodman
0385336128
February 28, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. In another quiet but powerful novel from Goodman (Kaaterskill Falls), a struggling cancer lab at Boston's Philpott Institute becomes the stage for its researchers' personalities and passions, and for the slippery definitions of freedom and responsibility in grant-driven American science. When the once-discredited R-7 virus, the project of playboy postdoc Cliff, seems to reduce cancerous tumors in mice, lab director Sandy Glass insists on publishing the preliminary results immediately, against the advice of his more cautious codirector, Marion Mendelssohn. The research team sees a glorious future ahead, but Robin, Cliff's resentful ex-girlfriend and co-researcher, suspects that the findings are too good to be true and attempts to prove Cliff's results are in error. The resulting inquiry spins...


The Cure for All Cancers
Hulda Regehr Clark
1890035009
Dec 1997
Large Print Paperback
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Book Description
Cancer can now be cured, not just treated We are not accustomed to thinking about a cure for cancer. We think of remission as the only possibility. But this book is not about remission. It is about a cure. This is possible because in 1990 Dr. Clark discovered the true cause of cancer. The cause is a certain parasite, for which I have found evidence in every cancer case regardless of the type of cancer. So lung cancer is not caused by smoking, colon cancer is not caused by a low roughage diet, breast cancer is not caused by a fatty diet, retinal blastoma is not caused b y a rare gene, and pancreatic cancer is not caused by alcohol consumption. Although these are all contributing factors, they are not THE cause. Once the true cause was found the cure became obvious. but would it work? I set a goal of 100 cases to be...


Cancer Battle Plan: Six Strategies for Beating Cancer from a Recovered "Hopeless Case"
Anne E. Frahm
087477893X
January 1998
Paperback
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Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book
Susan M. Love
0738209732
Jan 2005
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Review
Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book has been considered the bible of breast-care books since it appeared in 1990. In 1995, Love completely updated the book in a 600-page second edition, including new biopsy and screening methods, implants, the pros and cons of hormone therapy, new discoveries in breast-cancer treatment, and many other topics. Every chapter has been rewritten, with the exception of the anatomy chapter ("The breast, I'm glad to report, is still located on the chest!"). Love presents copious medical information in a simple, welcoming style, and plentiful illustrations make the information even clearer. About two-thirds of the book deals with breast cancer: risk factors, prevention, screening, diagnosis, staging, emotions, treatment options, surgery, alternative treatments, clinical trials, and more. But the book isn't...


How to Fight Cancer & Win
William L Fischer
1891434012
October 1, 1992
Paperback
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Book Description
Maximize your chance of recovery from cancer - and learn how to prevent it - with this down-to-earth, practical guide that has saved and improved lives since its first publishing in 1992. This accessible book presents scientific guidelines and documented facts for the successful treatment and prevention of cancer and other health problems, and is a must-read for everyone, from those looking for a cure for cancer to those looking for a roadmap to surefire prevention.

About the Author
William L. Fischer has been involved in medicine, health care, and natural healing for over 30 years. After working with several of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in his native Germany, he moved to the United States and began publishing books on natural healing. For him to obtain the...


The New American Plate Cookbook
American Institute for Cancer Research
0520242343
Jan 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
This well-written cookbook is based on the notion that dinner should comprise something other than a hunk of meat, a pile of potatoes and a handful of some sort of green. As an alternative, the authors-a team of experts from the American Institute for Cancer Research-propose the "New American Plate," which emphasizes grains, vegetables, fruits and beans; meat should be used as a complement to these ingredients, but not the main event. In introductory essays, the authors explain the benefits of plant-based eating: living with a lower risk of cancer, for one thing, as well as maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding chronic disease. But if all this clean living sounds a bit too virtuous to be delicious, fear not: there are some wonderful recipes to be found in this volume. Vegetable Chili is thick and hearty...


There's No Place like Hope: A Guide to Beating Cancer in Mind-Sized Bites
Vickie Girard
1888387416
January 2004
Hardcover
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Cheryl Caleca, Link To Life Newsletter
Finally! I hope all cancer patients, survivors and their families have a copy of this book in their hands.

Dr. Ranulfo Sanchez, MD, Surgical Oncologist
Excellent! A very timely book, filled with hope, help and inspiration, written by someone whohas been there.

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Live Strong: Inspirational Stories from Cancer Survivors-from Diagnosis to Treatment And Beyond
Manufactured by Lance Armstrong Foundation
0767921380
September 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The survivors whose candid accounts of their diagnosis, treatment and life after cancer are included in this engrossing collection have faced formidable adversity-not only the disease, but irresponsible care from physicians, insensitive friends and family members and long-term effects such as infertility and a difficult search for a post-cancer identity-but have managed to surmount these obstacles with bravery, indestructible will and humor. The alarming number of stories of careless doctors (one survivor's doctor even dismissed the lump in her breast as nothing to worry about, telling her, "Asian women don't get breast cancer") prompts many survivors to implore others who have been diagnosed not to be afraid "to be incredibly aggressive, stubborn, and even obnoxious at times, because there's nobody out there who...


Beating Cancer With Nutrition - Revised
Patrick Quillin, Noreen Quillin
0963837281
January 1, 2001
Paperback
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From Library Journal
This completely revised edition of a 1994 title offers up-to-date information about the human body's own "host defense mechanisms" in the war on cancer, providing a multidisciplinary approach to treatment based on scientific studies and clinical experience. Quillin, a medical professional who has published extensively, has conducted nutrition studies with hundreds of patients in formal clinical settings. He discusses conventional therapies (chemotherapy, surgery), alternative therapies (macrobiotics, herbal and vitamin therapies), and related factors (psychosocial health, drugs, tobacco, immune dysfunctions). Appendixes list treatment referral agencies, mail-order nutrition products, suggested readings, nutritionally oriented doctors in the United States and Canada, and recipes using foods known to slow tumor...


The Patient from Hell
Stephen H. Schneider
0738210250
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Schneider, a climate scientist at Stanford and a MacArthur fellow, brought skills rooted in the uncertainty of his own field to bear on the treatments he received for mantle cell lymphoma, a rare condition for which treatments were relatively new. With his wife, Terry, also a scientist, he learned as much as possible about the protocol he had been assigned and read up on his oncologist, a leader in this type of cancer, Dr. Sandra Horning. Schneider gives a detailed account of the painful and otherwise unpleasant side effects of the chemotherapy, radiation and bone-marrow transplant he endured in a determined effort to arrest the disease. From the beginning, the author researched probabilities and outcomes and sought to modify decisions made by his physicians. Most importantly, after some resistance, Dr. Horning...


Beating Cancer with Nutrition: Combining the Best of Science and Nature for Full Spectrum Healing in the 21st Century
Patrick Quillin
096383729X
June 2005
Paperback
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From Library Journal
This completely revised edition of a 1994 title offers up-to-date information about the human body's own "host defense mechanisms" in the war on cancer, providing a multidisciplinary approach to treatment based on scientific studies and clinical experience. Quillin, a medical professional who has published extensively, has conducted nutrition studies with hundreds of patients in formal clinical settings. He discusses conventional therapies (chemotherapy, surgery), alternative therapies (macrobiotics, herbal and vitamin therapies), and related factors (psychosocial health, drugs, tobacco, immune dysfunctions). Appendixes list treatment referral agencies, mail-order nutrition products, suggested readings, nutritionally oriented doctors in the United States and Canada, and recipes using foods known to slow tumor...


Outsmart Your Cancer: Alternative Non-Toxic Treatments That Work
Tanya Harter Pierce
0972886737
September 30, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Learn the unique characteristics common to all cancers. Read testimonials from many who have completely recovered using alternative approaches. Learn why non-toxic methods are so effective and how to obtain them.


A Primer on Prostate Cancer: The Empowered Patient's Guide
Stephen B. Strum
0965877779
February 2005
Paperback
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Robert Young, prostate cancer patient, Webmaster Phoenix5
The combination of doctor and active partner of man with the disease is a new mix and it clearly works.

Bill Buckman, prostate cancer patient
Throw away any other books you may have on prostate cancer. This is all you need.

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Your Personal Astrology Planner 2006: Cancer
Rick Levine
1402735294
November 2005
Paperback
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What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(tm)
John R. Lee
0446615404
Mar 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
An informative and absorbing read for both medical practitioners and their patients, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Breast Cancer takes aim at "the breast cancer industry" with a barrage of thought-provoking ammunition.

The book is equal parts criticism and suggestion. Current health treatments, including HRT, receive serious condemnation, and authors John Lee and David Zava carefully provide plenty of medical research to back up claims that excessive estrogen is a main source of cancer-causing irregularities. While the names of all the different natural and synthetic hormones can get overwhelming for the lay reader, with perseverance your new vocabulary of terms like androstenedione, estradiol, and cortisol will enable you to communicate more effectively with your doctors. The authors...



Autobiography of a Face
Lucy Grealy
0060569662
March 18, 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
At age nine, Lucy Grealy was diagnosed with a potentially terminal cancer. When she returned to school with a third of her jaw removed, she faced the cruel taunts of classmates. In this strikingly candid memoir, Grealy tells her story of great suffering and remarkable strength without sentimentality and with considerable wit. Vividly portraying the pain of peer rejection and the guilty pleasure of wanting to be special, Grealy captures with unique insight what it is like as a child and young adult to be torn between two warring impulses: to feel that more than anything else we want to be loved for who we are, while wishing desperately and secretly to be perfect --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From Publishers Weekly
Diagnosed at age nine with Ewing's...

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