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Cancer: 50 Essential Things to Do [Paperback]

Greg Anderson
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  • Paperback: 198 pages
  • Publisher: Plume Books; 3 Reprint edition (24 Feb 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0452290104
  • ISBN-13: 978-0452290105
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 13.4 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 715,035 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A cancer survivor offers readers fifty proactive steps to take when confronted with a cancer diagnosis, covering diet, treatment programs, and the importance of a healthy attitude in healing. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A straightforward and helpful book 17 Dec 2009
This straightforward book provides the single best summing up of a healthy approach to a cancer diagnosis that I have seen. It covers the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of a return to health, and sums up wisdom gained from those who have recovered against the odds. The information is presented in short sections, each with an 'important thing to do', which makes it less overwhelming than some longer books. Clarifies why it is important for the person with cancer to feel in control of their treatment and health. May make a welcome gift for the person with cancer if they are looking for inspiration as to how to face their cancer.

Anne Orchard
Author Their Cancer - Your Journey: A Traveller's Guide for Carers, Family and Friends
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4.0 out of 5 stars Splendid book 11 Aug 2009
A splendid book. Bought it when a friend of mine was diagnosed with cancer. Well written and insightful too!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A help in sad times 11 Nov 2013
By Dawn
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Recommended by a friend who had cancer, as we were experiencing it in our family. It is helpful and hopeful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best book on cancer 6 May 2007
By Robert E. Gunther - Published on Amazon.com
Of all the books I was given, bought or borrowed since I was diagnosed with cancer, this is my hands-down favorite. It is easy to read, based on one of the most extensive informal studies of survivors and, most of all, leaves you with a feeling of hope. First of all, many of the books just made my head spin - particularly when I was recovering from surgery and doing chemotherapy. This one is presented in short, powerful, easy-to-read sections that you can jump into for a few minutes every day and think about for weeks afterward. Second, it is based on real experience and deep knowledge of diverse approaches. After being given 30 days to live, Greg did what every cancer patient wants to do, he started talking to survivors. More than two decades later, he has interviewed more than 15,000 survivors. This book distills the wisdom from these interviews. It addresses conventional medical treatment, but also nutrition, exercise, support, belief and spirituality (things that your doctor may never talk to you about). It addresses issues that range from the big questions about the message of the disease to very practical approaches to reducing nausea or deciding what to eat. Finally, while most literature on cancer makes you feel confused and overwhelmed (How can you possibly do all this? Should you?), this one offers simple, authentic, actionable steps.
108 of 112 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful! 31 Dec 1999
By Mike Donovan - Published on Amazon.com
My mother was recently diagnosed with brain cancer. I bought this book for her thinking there would be some practical things within in which she might find helpful. It is all that AND MORE! Mom says the book has given her a completely new attitude towards her cancer. She now feels SHE is in control and can deal with whatever may come. I highly recommend this book for ANY cancer patient, but especially those newly diagnosed with the disease.
57 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this book 19 Aug 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this book when a close friend was diagnosed with cancer. I was looking for ways to be a better friend and support system for her. Later, when my uncle was diagnosed with colon cancer, I purchased a copy of the book for him. He feels it changed his life and also attributes part of his recovery to the book. Years later, he still thanks me for buying him this book and he also has bought several copies for others.
30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best one for a recent diagnosis 15 July 2003
By Silvia - Published on Amazon.com
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer my sister sent me this book. It was the first book I read about cancer. It help me to face the disease with courage and dignity. It inspired me to fight against cancer. I recommend this book to all who have recently being diagnosed with cancer. This book is awsome.
26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most Helpful Easy-to-Read Cancer Guide 12 Jun 2005
By Christina J. Wilson - Published on Amazon.com
I am a 3-year cervical cancer survivor. This is the most helpful and easy-to-read guide for all aspects of surviving cancer. I still refer back to it. Our support group is going to buy a copy for all its members so we can enhance our lives by reading it together and discussing certain topics in the book.
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