Inspirational Book For Cancer Patients

Breast Cancer Authority Blog brings you exciting news. A new cancer patient self help book, the ABC Workbook for Cancer Patients: Healing One Letter at a Time, was just released on Amazon.com.  You can get your copy today.  This book is written by a breast cancer survivor times two to help cancer patients have something positive to think about during treatment or while they are in the waiting game.  As cancer patients know, there are long periods of weeks, to wait for results of testing, appointments to see other specialist, and time after radiation and chemotherapy for the three-month PET scan to see if the treatment has been helpful. Waiting to hear is one of the hardest parts of treatment. Speaking of waiting to hear, brings me to another important piece of this cancer journey.  Do you feel heard?

Let’s admit it, cancer treatment is big business.  But I do believe that most if not all oncologist, radiologists, and medical cancer professionals go into this career for the same reason I became a psychologist, to help people.  In the helping people industry, there is a lot of overwhelm, busy schedules and an overload of work to be done, from reading lab results, to consulting with team members and ordering more tests to actually seeing the patient.  It is overwhelming and if you are the 3 o’clock patient that is seeing your doctor (who has yet to grab a bite to eat and has been running on caffeine all-day) you may very well be in that slot that is invisible.  Meaning that, by that time in the day,the doctor is on auto-pilot and your story is blending with the 18 others he/she has already heard throughout the day.  Thus, when you ask your important question, “Will this treatment cause my hair to fall out?”  You may very well hear; most chemotherapy patients lose their hair.  I suggest you buy a wig, if that is bothersome to you.”  Well, that really wasn’t the answer you were looking for.  You were hoping for something more empathic like, “Yes, being concerned about losing your hair is a really important question and I imagine the answer is not one that is going to help you feel comfortable.  Yes, you probably will lose your hair by at least the third treatment.  There are several options that you have for this unpleasant side-effect of treatment.”

Now, this is where it gets a bit tricky depending on how large of a treatment center you are attending.  Many clinics today have a cancer care co-ordinater.  That person is assigned to you to walk along beside of you and answer important questions like, “Will my hair fall out?” Other facilities are understaffed and over-worked (I think they are all over-worked regardless of how many staff they have) and regardless of how hard the staff try, it is difficult for them to attend to your many questions.  Thus, that is why is it is so important that you develop an attitude that you are the captain of your treatment team.  You do the research on line, find support groups, and find key players as your cancer resource team.  From there you get what you need because you pursue the information.  In my book the T letter of the alphabet is TALK.  Ask for What You Need.  That short helpful chapter acts as a reminder and a permission giver for you to use your words to ask for what you need.  You may not always get an affirmative answer, but I promise you will never get an answer if you don’t ask.

I have three cancer related books on the market, In A Moment’s Notice: A Psychologist’s Journey with Breast Cancer, which is a story about what it was like to get the diagnosis and go through treatment in 1999.  Then last year, I published Breast Cancer A-Z Mindful Practices.  It is a great assistant to someone recently diagnosed and in treatment for breast cancer, similar tomy newest book, ABC Workbook for Cancer Patients.  Each book keeps getting better and each one has something to offer to the reader.  I encourage you to check out each book on Amazon.com today.

Suggested Cancer Self-Help Healing Book:

Dr. Robin DilleyDr. Robin B. Dilley, author of In A Moment’s Notice: A Psychologist’s Journey with Breast Cancer is a licensed psychologist in the State of Arizona. Her eclectic practice allows her to cross diagnostic barriers and meet clients in their need assisting them to respond to life in healthy and empowering ways rather than react to life’s circumstances.

 

Journey to Hope: Leaving the Fear of Breast Cancer Behind

Journey to Hope: Leaving the Fear of Breast Cancer Behind
now available on Kindle!
Click HERE to download.

 Women fear breast cancer more than any other disease. This is true even though a woman in the United States is ten times more likely to die of cardiovascular disease than she is breast cancer. Much of the reason for this fear is that women are told there’s nothing that can be done to prevent breast cancer. They’re told only to get a yearly mammogram hoping to find it at an earlier, more treatable stage. And now, even that’s controversial.

Western medicine is so focused on family history as the overriding risk factor for breast cancer that not much else is ever discussed. But only 25% of all cases of breast cancer occur in women with a family history. What about the other 75%? How can conventional medicine be so dogmatic that breast cancer can’t be prevented when no one knows what’s causing three-quarters of the cases?

Trying to obtain information about breast cancer risk can be as confusing as it is overwhelming. So many questions. So few concrete answers. So much information. So much of it contradictory. Does it matter what I eat? Should I take vitamins? What about stress? Are emotional and psychological factors important? What about toxins in the environment?

The traditional medical view is that none of this matters. But there is much evidence to the contrary. There are simple, reasonable steps you can take that will significantly decrease your risk of developing breast cancer and decrease your risk of dying of it if you have already been diagnosed.

The key to good health and cancer prevention lies more in your own hands than you might think. What you eat, how you feel, what you think, and even what you believe affects your breast cancer risk. The focus of this website as well as my book, Journey to Hope, is self-care, which means learning to do for yourself what the medical system cannot do for you.

My goal is to dispel the current medical dogma that there’s nothing you can do to prevent this disease. The good news is—there’s a lot you can do. The bad news is—your doctor can’t do it for you. You have to do it for yourself.

Dr. Hudson developed a special interest in health and wellness several years ago, especially as it relates to cancer and cancer prevention. His passion is to spread the message of self-care and prevention to women concerned about their risk of breast cancer. He counsels women one-on-one on matters of overall health and wellness, including how the mind-body connection impacts their cancer journey.
Consultation Services
Dr. Hudson is available by appointment for telephone or Skype consultations. Because of his broad experience in breast imaging and breast cancer diagnosis, he can be helpful in a number of ways:

Writing Your Way To Healing And Wholeness Book Review

With all the breast cancer self-help options surrounding us today in books, blogs and everything in between, you may feel overwhelmed! Breast cancer patients and survivors will flourish with after reading Writing Your Way to Healing and Wholeness and doing the simple exercise available in this book.

This book, not only a how-to journal, is also a roadmap to explore your family history and uncover the unconscious patterns created without you even knowing! You may not even realize these patterns turn into unconscious behaviors and thoughts which work against you, keeping you doing the same old things. In the past, you may have tried meditation or changed your routine, only to find it didn’t stick or give you with the results you expected! Why does this happen? By getting to know your history and your individual unique story through our guided journaling, you will uncover in-depth thoughts, and painful patterns holding you back.

Guided journaling offers a higher level of creativity for self-exploration and personal growth than journaling alone. The journaling exercises in this book are an excellent tool for the beginner or for the most avid of writers. Pick and choose the exercises most meaningful and provocative to you or chose to do them all! The reader/writer is in total control of their personal growth and goals. This customizable book will unlock deeper levels of love, life and wholeness. The secret to discarding old habits and unleashing the new you is available to everyone in the step-by-step book, Writing Your Way to Healing and Wholeness

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

The Complete Guide to Natural Healing: FREE Comprehensive Reference Book to Improve Health Naturally

The Complete Guide to Natural Healing- A Natural Approach to Healing the Body and Maintaining Optimal Health Using Herbal Supplements, Vitamins, Minerals, Fruits, Vegetables and Alternative Medicine.By: Stacey Chillemi Founder of the Complete Guide to Natural Healing .

The Complete Guide to Natural Healing: A Natural Approach to Healing the Body and Maintaining Optimal Health Using Herbal Supplements, Vitamins, Minerals, Fruits, Vegetables and Alternative Medicine. Free on Amazon.  Just Click Here . We would appreciate if you could leave a review.

The Complete Guide to Natural Healing- A Natural Approach to Healing the Body and Maintaining Optimal Health Using Herbal Supplements, Vitamins, Minerals, Fruits, Vegetables and Alternative Medicine BookBook Description:
A necessary resource for anyone interested in alternative approaches to healing, this book contains hundreds of easy-to-follow ways to heal your body naturally and maintain excellent health the natural way. The book makes using herbal supplements and alternative medicine easy while giving up-to-date clinical information about their history, safety precautions and medical uses.

At 852 pages, The Complete Guide to Natural Healing: A Natural Approach to Healing the Body and Maintaining Optimal Health Using Herbal Supplements, Vitamins, Minerals, Fruits, Vegetables and Alternative Medicine is the comprehensive go-to reference brimming with guidance for individuals wishing to improve their health naturally.

About The Author:
As an author and health expert, professional writer, speaker, and health journalist for 20 years, Stacey Chillemi and Dr. Michael Chillemi share details of herbal medicine and alternative medicine in the pages of The Complete Guide to Natural Healing. The book’s detailed information on herbal medicine for hundreds of conditions are complemented by color imagery, a section on how to benefit from vitamins and supplements, how to be smart and stay safe when using vitamins and supplements, the comprehensive well-detailed herbal supplement directory, conditions and natural remedies to help heal the body and a thorough bibliography, and reference section.

Easy to follow and well-organized, The Complete Herbal Guide to Natural Healing is a straightforward, educational, inspirational, and ultimately extremely useful reference. It is a much-appreciated gift for the person fascinated with health, healing, natural foods and alternative medicines. With a simple yet direct writing style, the book reads as if your friend and personal tutor are guiding you through the extraordinary world of herbal health and natural healing.

Our Mission: The Complete Guide to Natural Healing provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, your life and support to those who seek concise and comprehensive information of numerous conditions and solutions for everyday living. Our website is an essential guide for anyone interested in natural healing, health and well-being.
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Stacey ChillemiHealth Expert, Stacey Chillemi is the author of the new book, The Complete Herbal Guide Directory: A Natural Approach to Healing the Body and Maintaining Optimal Health Using Herbal Supplements, Vitamins, Minerals, Fruits, Vegetables and Alternative Medicine. Chillemi’s passion is helping others discover the surprising secrets to healing the body and maintaining excellent health for life. Stacey has dedicated her life to the field of health, alternative medicine and herbal medicine. Stacey educates others and shares with them the natural remedies to stay healthy, restore health, and look and feel younger. If you have been on a roller-coaster ride of medical conditions, you will finally be able to heal your body, and maintain excellent health for life.

Books to Help Cancer Patients: Empower Yourself by Becoming Your Own Medical Advocate

Books To Help Cancer PatientsBy Margot Malin, CEO and Founder of Lots To Live For, Inc.

When faced with a cancer diagnosis it is important to become an educated patient. Learn what your options are, and help participate in your treatment decision making. Taking control can give you more confidence and make the process less scary. You are your own best medical advocate. In this blog piece we list several books that have been highly recommended by both cancer coaches and cancer patients.

Radical Remission- Surviving Cancer Against All OddsRadical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds by Dr. Kelly Turner
In her New York Times bestseller, Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds,  Dr. Kelly A. Turner, founder of the Radical Remission Project, uncovers nine factors that can lead to a spontaneous remission from cancer—even after conventional medicine has failed.

While getting her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkley, Dr. Turner, a researcher, lecturer, and counselor in integrative oncology, was shocked to discover that no one was studying episodes of radical (or unexpected) remission—when people recover against all odds without the help of conventional medicine, or after conventional medicine has failed.  She was so fascinated by this kind of remission that she embarked on a ten month trip around the world, traveling to ten different countries to interview fifty holistic healers and twenty radical remission cancer survivors about their healing practices and techniques. Her research continued by interviewing over 100 Radical Remission survivors and studying over 1000 of these cases.  Her evidence presents nine common themes that she believes may help even terminal patients turn their lives around.

Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds has been highly recommended by numerous integrative medicine practitioners, cancer patients, cancer coaches  on blogs and on Linkedin posts. Click HERE for more information.

Cancer 50 Essential Things to Do 2013-Edition-195x300Cancer: 50 Essential Things to Do by Greg Anderson
Revised and updated for the first time since 1999, this invaluable guide to cancer recovery offers an easily accessible plan for patients and family members. Written by a cancer survivor, the book is an inspiring, action-oriented roadmap for those who choose to adopt a stance of hope and take charge of their diagnosis.

With penetrating insights that bring together more than two decades of scientifically supported research and experience, Anderson reveals a step-by-step holistic action plan that has been successfully employed by hundreds of thousands of cancer patients worldwide. Anderson’s message is: “You must not simply treat illness, you must also create wellness: physically, emotionally and spiritually.”  Click HERE for more information.

Own Your CancerOwn Your Cancer: A Take Charge Guide For The Recently Diagnosed And Those Who Love Them, by Dr. Peter Edelstein

A must have book for taking charge of the medical aspects of treatment. Dr. Peter Edelstein has learned by listening to his patients and their families–whose lives have suddenly been up-ended by a diagnosis of cancer–that they need a partner to help them navigate their new, complex world. It is critical that cancer patients take charge of their health and “own their cancer” in order to remain in control of this confusing and frightening process. This extremely accessible book is that expert partner, offering a combination of crucial medical education clearly and comfortably explained along with personal guidance gleaned from real patient experiences. In an informed, compassionate, and respectful manner, “Dr. E” translates the challenging medical and psychological issues facing the cancer patient into lay terms, as well as outlining options for “owning” the path ahead. The result empowers patients and their loved ones to take control of their treatment regardless of cancer type or stage, to maintain their independence, and to oversee the processes which will determine their ultimate survival and quality of life. Click HERE for more information.

Life Over Cancer- The Block Center Program for Integrative Cancer TreatmentLife Over Cancer: The Block Center Program for Integrative Cancer Treatment, by Dr. Keith Block

Dr. Keith Block is at the global vanguard of innovative cancer care. As medical director of the Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment in Evanston, Illinois, he has treated thousands of patients who have lived long, full lives beyond their original prognoses. Now he has distilled almost thirty years of experience into the first book that gives patients a systematic, research-based plan for developing the physical and emotional vitality they need to meet the demands of treatment and recovery.

Based on a profound understanding of how body and mind can work together to defeat disease, this groundbreaking book offers:

  • Innovative approaches to conventional treatments, such as “chronotherapy”–chemotherapy timed to patients’ unique circadian rhythms for enhanced effectiveness and reduced toxicity
  • Dietary choices that make the biochemical environment hostile to cancer growth and recurrence, and strengthen the immune system’s ability to attack remaining cancer cells
  • Precise supplement protocols to tame treatment side effects, relieve disease-related symptoms, and modify processes like inflammation and glycemia that can fuel cancer if left untreated
  • A new paradigm for exercise and stress reduction that restores your strength, reduces anxiety and depression, and supports the body’s own ability to heal
  • 
A complete program for remission maintenance–a proactive plan to make sure the cancer never returns

Also included are “quick-start” maps to help you find the information you need right now and many case histories that will support and inspire you. Encouraging, compassionate, and authoritative,  Life over Cancer is the guide patients everywhere have been waiting for.

What You Dont Know Can Kill YouWhat You Don’t Know Can Kill You: A Physician’s Radical Guide to Conquering the Obstacles to Excellent Medical Care, by Dr. Laura Nathanson

In 2003, Dr. Laura Nathanson was widowed after the misdiagnosis of her beloved husband. After this tragedy, she was determined to help others protect themselves and their loved ones from similarly preventable health care disasters—and help them benefit from health care miracles. In What You Don’t Know Can Kill You, Dr. Nathanson provides a guide to getting the best medical care and navigating our frustrating and often impenetrable health care system. In clear, non-medical language, she shows how to:

  • Flag any signs of misdiagnosis and misleading analysis of symptoms
  • Prevent miscommunication among specialists from having dire consequences
  • Stay safe in the hospital and bypass its dangers
  • Choose a health care plan without falling into the “uncovered services” trap

Full of empathy for each individual patient and caregiver, What You Don’t Know Can Kill You will empower patients to be their own best advocates.

We believe that the best informed patients make the best patients. Cancer Coaches and Oncology Nurse Navigators can help to further educate cancer patients. To read more about what a cancer coach does, click HERE. To read about Oncology Nurse Navigators, click HERE. As our friend Elyn Jacobs, Cancer Coach likes to say “If you don’t know your options, you don’t have any”.

We hope that these books will help educate you, and encourage you to take control and be proactive on your cancer journey.

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Margot MalinPlease visit Cancer Blog!: Tools Tips and Info to Help You Navigate Your Cancer Journey by Margot Malin to find more helpful treatment tips and more helpful books. Please visit Lots To Live For, Inc. to learn about products to reduce and relive the unpleasant and uncomfortable side effects of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and cancer surgery.

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