Book Reviews

Realizing My Post-Cancer Self: A Memoir of an Ovarian Cancer Survivor
Book ReviewsSurvivorshipWeb Exclusives
Annette McElhiney offers a liberating account of personal strength and identity following an ovarian cancer diagnosis.
The Healing Power of Writing About Cancer
Book ReviewsStress Management
The main point in Susan Gubar's book Reading & Writing Cancer: How Words Heal is the healing nature of dealing with cancer through the written word, as Susan aptly quotes Virginia Woolf, who said, “in illness words seem to possess a mystic quality.”
A Children's Book on Coping with Cancer
Book ReviewsPatient StoriesPediatric Cancer
Megan Pomputius' book is based on her cancer journey through her daughter's eyes.
A Young Doctor Reflecting on His Terminal Cancer Diagnosis
Book ReviewsLung CancerPatient Stories
When Breath Becomes Air is a memoir by Dr. Paul Kalanithi that was published after his death; his wife finished the final chapter of the book.
A Radiation Oncologist’s Personal Journey through Cancer Emerges as a Road Map for Patients
Book Reviews
There are few journeys in life more difficult than the journey through cancer. Imagine going on a trip without knowing the destination or method of transportation, with no map to guide you, and with no planned arrival time.
A Rehabilitation Expert and Cancer Survivor Offers Healing Inspiration
Book Reviews
This book is an easy, engaging read. Each chapter invites a new layer of discovery.
The Story of Cancer
Book ReviewsChemotherapy
A book review of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, by Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University.
Facing Our Mortality: End-of-Life Decisions
Book Reviews
This book, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, is a great starting point for patients and family members to initiate this difficult discussion.

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