10 cancer-related books to read this year
Each year, many books are offered to physicians and their patients that offer different perspectives on and experiences with undergoing cancer treatment.
HemOnc Today presents 10 books recently published or scheduled for release in 2017 that could be helpful for your practice and to recommend to your patients.
- N of 1: One man's Harvard-documented remission of incurable cancer using only natural methods, (Fon Press) by Glenn Sabin and Dawn Lemanne, MD, MPH
Sabin discusses his personal journey to treat what was presented to him as “incurable” chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
- The Truth about Cancer: What You Need to Know about Cancer's History, Treatment, and Prevention, (Hay House) by Ty M Bollinger.
Bollinger unveils what he learned about cancer treatments and the medical industry to offer new resources for coping with cancer.
- The Cancer Revolution: A Groundbreaking Program to Reverse and Prevent Cancer, (Da Capo Lifelong Books) by Leigh Erin Connealy, MD.
Connealy shares her approach to both treating and preventing cancer at the Cancer Center for Healing. Available Jan. 24.
- The Cancer Whisperer: Finding Courage, Direction, and The Unlikely Gifts of Cancer, (Plume) by Sophie Sabbage.
Sabbage chronicles her journey of healing and renewal through the discussion of her relationship with cancer and the methods she used for dealing with her fear, anger, denial and grief. Available Jan. 24.
- The Metabolic Approach to Cancer: Integrating Deep Nutrition, the Ketogenic Diet, and Nontoxic Bio-Individualized Therapies, (Chelsea Green Publishing) by Nasha Winters, ND, FABNO, L.Ac, Dipl.OM, and Jess Higgins Kelley, MNT.
The authors offer metabolic-focused nutrition protocol to reboot cellular health. Available May 19.
- Living with Cancer: A Step-by-Step Guide for Coping Medically and Emotionally with a Serious Diagnosis, (Johns Hopkins University Press), by Vicki A. Jackson, MD, MPH, David P. Ryan, MD, and Michelle D. Seaton.
The authors offer a step-by-step guide to help patients with cancer at every stage. Available May 28.
- Sex and Cancer: Intimacy, Romance, and Love after Diagnosis and Treatment, (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers) by Saketh R. Guntupalli and Maryann Karinch.
This book helps readers to mitigate outcomes and overcome challenges of sexual dysfunction after a cancer diagnosis. Available July 8.
- Overcoming Cancer: The 7 Most Powerful Tools for Fighting Cancer, (Skyhorse Publishing) by Gary Null, PhD.
Null offers the seven most powerful tools for fighting cancer — engaging in regular physical activity; avoiding harmful food products and toxins; adopting a highly nutritious, plant-based diet; eating alkaline foods; taking antioxidant supplements; using herbal formulas and remedies; and practicing whole-body therapies. Available July 18.
- This Narrow Space: A Pediatric Oncologist, His Jewish, Muslim, and Christian Patients, and a Hospital in Jerusalem, (Schocken) by Elisha Waldman.
This memoir includes recounts of an American pediatric oncologist who spent 7 years in Jerusalem taking care of Israeli and Palestinian children with cancer. Available Sept. 26.
- I, Chernobyl: What's So Funny About Hitler, The Reign of Terror, Napoleon, Crucifixion, Mao, Kierkegaard, North Korea, Jeff Koons , WWI, Millard Fillmore, and That Thing Called Cancer, (Regan Arts) by James Riswold.
Riswold uses a combination of funny essays to create a controversial body of work, in which a “post-diagnosis career transformation into a ‘fake artist’ helped stave off death.” Available Sept. 26.