books about cancer

What To Eat If You Have Cancer

If you’re trying to live a preventative lifestyle and eat the healthiest foods for longevity and health, you may be wondering what foods help fight cancer. If you’re undergoing chemotherapy treatment, you may be wondering which foods complement the therapy the best. Read on for recommendations on diet and nutrition.

1. What to Eat If You Have Cancer: Healing Foods That Boost Your Immune System

Authors: Maureen Keane, MS, and Daniella Chace, MS

Diet can boost the effectiveness of cancer treatment and lessen side effects. This vital resource contains breakthrough research and must-know recipes.

2. Anticancer: A New Way of Life

Author: David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD

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Learn how to fight cancer — or stop it from developing — by knowing which foods to eat, which to avoid, and how to implement stress-reducing practices.

3. How to Starve Cancer

Author: Jane McLelland, Grad. Dip. Phys

After receiving a stage IV cancer diagnosis, Jane devoted her life to research. now she shares the science behind what cured her terminal cancer.

4. Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself

Author: William W. Li, MD

Rather than providing a list of foods to avoid, Dr. Li empowers patients by introducing a world of healing foods to aid the body’s defense systems.

Emotional Support and Grieving

Cancer doesn’t play by anybody’s rules. It’s unfair and confusing. These books offer stories from cancer survivors and memoirs of people who have shared your experiences.

5. Lean on Me: Cancer Through a Carer’s Eyes

Author: Lorraine Kember

A powerfully inspirational true story of a courageous man’s battle with cancer and his wife’s emotional journey as she supports him.

6. The Unwinding of the Miracle

Author: Julie Yip-Williams

Julie shares the inspiring story of her life, from narrowly escaping death as an infant in Vietnam to her terminal cancer diagnosis — and how she kept hope.

7. Dying to Be Me

Author: Anita Moorjani

Anita shares all she learned from her near-death experience with aggressive cancer and how she left the hospital two weeks later without a trace of cancer.

8. When Breath Becomes Air

Author: Paul Kalanithi, MD

Paul Kalanithi went from a successful neurosurgeon to a stage IV lung cancer patient. Before he passed, he shared his thoughts on what makes life meaningful.

Cancer Scientific Research

These books offer the latest scientific research and information on where cancer came from, why it’s so hard to treat, and the future of the landscape of cancer treatment.

9. The Emperor of All Maladies

Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, DPhil

From the first documentation of cancer thousands of years ago to the battle of the 21st century, Dr. Mukherjee explores cancer where biology and history meet.

10. The First Cell

Author: Azra Raza, MD

Dr. Raza offers a medical, scientific, cultural, and personal account of cancer, how far treatment has come, and where there’s great room for improvement.

11. The Cancer Chronicles: Unlocking Medicine’s Deepest Mystery

Author: George Johnson

Everything you’ve wondered about cancer — from where it came from to why a cure is so elusive — is answered in this comprehensive work.

12. Radical Remission

Author: Kelly A. Turner, PhD

Researcher and psychotherapist Kelly Turner studies over 1,000 patients who have reversed their cancer and explains new healing possibilities.

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