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Book Reviews

Co-Surviving Cancer: Caring for Caregivers
Book ReviewsCaregivers
As a cancer survivor herself and caregiver to her father during his fight with lung cancer, Katie Brown provides a guide to caregivers and describes her new book, Co-Surviving Cancer: The Guide for Caregivers, Family Members and Friends of Adults Living with Cancer.
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
In her book, Before and After Cancer Treatment: Heal Faster, Better, Stronger, Dr. Julie K. Silver reviews the best evidence for cancer survivors and cites medical experts, making science simple and easy to follow.
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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