Negosentro.com | 12 Inspirational Cancer Books to Educate and Empower You | When you’re busy starting your own business or getting a venture off the ground, it can often be hard to find time to take care of your health. However, a lifestyle centered around wellness and disease prevention will end up saving you money in the long run. Staying healthy will help you avoid hefty medical bills and pricey drugs.
The fact is, every year more than 600,000 people die from cancer in the U.S. That’s a rough equivalent of the entire population of Las Vegas. It may seem like it will never happen to you, but unfortunately no one is safe from this aggressive disease.
Receiving a cancer diagnosis is hard on everyone involved — from the patient to their friends and family. A cancer diagnosis can quickly derail business plans and cause you to miss large gaps of work. It can even cause you to miss out on paychecks, increasing financial stress on yourself and loved ones.
With a diagnosis comes a flood of questions, doubts, and preconceived notions on what cancer is like based on media depictions and stories from friends of friends. Regardless of the severity of the disease, cancer is scary. It’s hard to know where to go for hope, information, or reassurance.
There’s a seemingly infinite amount of cancer resources available. On Amazon alone, there are over 20,000 books on the subject. So rather than wasting time sifting through endless books, we’ve compiled the best of the best. From nutrition advice to information on the history of cancer to emotional support, these 12 cancer books are here to educate and empower if you ever wonder what to read next. Remember to talk to your doctor if you have questions about cancer or suspect that you’re at risk.
1. What to Eat If You Have Cancer: Healing Foods That Boost Your Immune System
Diet can boost the effectiveness of cancer treatment and lessen side effects. This vial resource contains breakthrough research and must-know recipes.
Authors: Maureen Keane, MS and Daniella Chace, MS
2. Anticancer: A New Way of Life
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.
Author: David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD
3. How to Starve Cancer
After receiving a stage IV cancer diagnosis, Jane devoted her life to research. Now she shares the science behind what cured her terminal cancer.
Author: Jane McLelland, Grad. Dip. Phys
4. Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself
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.
Author: William W. Li, MD
5. Lean on Me: Cancer Through a Carer’s Eyes
A powerfully inspirational true story of a courageous man’s battle with cancer and his wife’s emotional journey as she supports him.
Author: Lorraine Kember
6. The Unwinding of the Miracle
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.
Author: Julie Yip-Williams
7. Dying to Be Me
Anita shares all she learned form her near-death experience with aggressive cancer and how she left the hospital two weeks later without a trace of cancer.
Author: Anita Moorjani
8. When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi went from successful neurosurgeon to stage IV lung cancer patient. Before he passed, he shared his thoughts on what makes life meaningful.
Author: Paul Kalanithi, MD
9. The Emperor of All Maladies
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.
Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, DPhil
10. The First Cell
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.
Author: Azra Raza, MD
11. The Cancer Chronicles: Unlocking Medicine’s Deepest Mystery
Everything you’ve wondered about cancer — from where it came from to why a cure is so elusive — is answered in this comprehensive work.
Author: George Johnson
12. Radical Remission
Researcher and psychotherapist Kelly Turner studies over 1,000 patients who have reversed their cancer and explains new healing possibilities.
Author: Kelly A. Turner, PhD
We hope you never have to endure cancer — but if you do, knowledge is power. By reading these books and staying educated based on your doctor’s recommendations, you will have the peace of mind of knowing that you’re doing everything you can to help fight this aggressive disease. You’ll also be able to recommend these valuable resources to friends and loved ones who may also be going through similar health struggles.
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