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The Topic of Cancer Paperback – Nov 2011

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Jessica Richards (Nov. 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 0957064403
  • ISBN-13: 978-0957064409
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 720,791 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By robpen on 13 Sept. 2013
Format: Paperback
I first came across this book at a friends'and was so impressed that I bought 4 copies,1 to keep and the others to give to friends.This book is not about telling you what you should do but to give you an insight into the thought processes of making a choice and having the will and discipline to carry out the choice made.I'm 70 and 25 years ago I was diagnosed with coronary heart disease and told by my GP and heart surgeon that I needed a triple heart bypass,and that,it was a perfectly routine operation.It didn't take me long to find out that this operation entailed having my chest cut open from my throat to my stomach,my rib cage cut open,my heart lifted out and attached to a heart bypass machine etc-to me this certainly didn't sound routine to me.Yes of course I knew that many lives had been saved by this procedure,but I decided to at least investigate an alternative.I stopped eating junk food,started regular aerobic exercise,lost a lot of weight and 25 years later I am still here and doing fine.I've never told anyone not to have a bypass if they were told to have one by their doctor.All I ever did was tell them what I did and it was entirely up to them what they did with this information.How readily in todays' society we accept readily our doctors' tell us as gospel.They are simply doing their best to help us within the remit of what they know.I have close relatives in the USA and they tell me it is almost unheard of for anyone to have a non emergency medical procedure without having a second or third opinion.Ms Richards' book is a heart warming story of what she attempted to do to control her health,just as I did,with no guarantee of success and she is to be applauded for her vision,effort and discipline.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By colleen bowen on 26 Mar. 2012
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Once in a while a book comes along that is so important and full of truth, it makes you wonder why it wasn't written years ago. This is one. Nutrition is the most overlooked component to health and healing in conventional medicine today. Jessica's respectful, gentle and loving presentation of her own successful journey healing from cancer is encouraging and inspirational. Her message has power because it works, not just for cancer patients, but for everyone who wants to experience the greatest health and well-being imaginable. The book is beautiful, lovely to read, full of delicious and nutritious recipes, encouraging and up-building. Highly recommended.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Marisa on 2 Feb. 2012
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This book is such an asset to anyone who has cancer or is supporting a loved one through cancer or in fact any illness. When someone close has cancer it's hard to know what to do, what to say and what kind of practical advice to offer. This book helps you to ask and answer the right questions and to do things that make a real difference. Too many books offering guidance on this subject are so lengthy and so full of medical jargon that they appear too daunting to read or understand, especially by someone who is ill. Jessica's own story is such an inspiration and written in an easy to read way, her sense of humour shines through and makes the book quite a compelling read.

As a nutritionist I have long been concerned that cancer patients are either given no dietary advice or the wrong dietary advice. Many cancers are hormone driven and the type of food eaten can make a huge difference to the patients recovery so I am delighted that Topic of Cancer gives the right dietary advice with recipes that are easy and appealing. We all know that proper food is a form of medicine and finally here is more proof. This book is useful to anyone who is ill, not just with cancer, so if you are visiting a sick friend instead of taking flowers or chocolates give them this book. I hope it becomes required reading in medical school one day soon.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Paula Wooding on 12 Mar. 2012
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In writing about her personal journey of dealing with cancer, Jessica has brought to life the reality for all those involved - the patient, the loved ones & carers, even the medics.
This book is a 'go-to' handbook - written so that you can dip in & out and back again into the particular subjects as they arise.
It touches on the matters that the medics avoid and the loved ones can't know about..on the things the cancer patient doesn't want to ask or to worry anyone with.
Jessica has a practical,inspirational and at times humorous approach to dealing with the mind-blowing diagnosis of cancer.
She has embraced the medical information,gathered experience from cancer patients,looked into the wider world for other options-then remained grounded whilst she made her own choices with regard to her treatment.
Most of all..Jessica's book encourages us all to give ourselves permission to be in the 'driving seat' of our life at this difficult time
..whatever the choice of treatment...let it be YOUR choice...
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Helen J. Mcnallen on 1 Feb. 2012
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I too wish this book had been around years ago when my sister was diagnosed with cancer. I bought and read everything about cancer I could find to help at the time. My sister couldn't read or concentrate on anything as she was so stressed with her diagnosis and the prospect of what was ahead of her. I even had to read the leaflets we were given by the hospital. She would have been able to read this book though. It's not frightening, or packed with science. It's practical and comforting and honest. It was hard for friends and family too to know what to do and how to be around my sister. This book helps us too. Thank you very much Jessica. I would recommend this to anyone going through or knowing anyone going through cancer.
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