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Sep 11, 2012

What books have you found helpful?

Unbreakable by Lindsey Hunter
Published by HarperCollins, priced £12.99 and tells the story of Lindsey and her ‘Prince Charming’ the snooker star Paul Hunter through their young romance to his death from NETs at the age of just 26.You can read Lindsey’s recent account of her husband’s illness in the Daily Mail.

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Many thanks to Tim Cahill, who has provided us with the following list of books that he has found helpful:

  • The Anatomy of Hope, by Dr Jerome Groopman, published by Simon and Schuster, 2004ISBN: 0-7422-6390-1
  • Love, Medicine and Miracles, by Dr Bernie Siegel, published Rider, 1999ISBN: 0-7126-7046-7
  • It’s Not About the Bike, by Lance Armstrong, published by Yellow Jersey Press, 2001ISBN: 0-2240-6087-2

I have also found these books very useful:

  • Fighting Cancer from Within, by Dr Martin L. Rossman, published by Henry Holt & Company, 2003 (ISBN: 0-0850-6916-X)
  • What to Eat if You Have Cancer, by Maureen Keane and Daniella Chace, published by Contemporary Books, 1996 (ISBN:0-8092-3261-8 – a guide to adding nutritional therapy to your treatment plan)
  • The Power of Food – Cancer: Food, Facts and Recipes, by Dr Clare Shaw (recipes by Sara Lewis), published by Hamlyn, 2005 (ISBN: 0-600-61110-8 – written in collaboration with the Royal Marsden Hospital, London)
  • How to Prevent and Treat Cancer with Natural Medicine, by Dr Michael Murray, Dr Tim Birdsall, Dr Joseph E. Pizzorno and Dr Paul Reilly, published by The Berkley Publishing Group, 2002 (ISBN: 1-5732-222-4)
  • Guided Imagery for Self-Healing, by Dr Martin L Rossman, published by H J Kramer, 2000 (ISBN: 0-915811-88-X)
  • Learned Optimism: How to change your mind and your life, by Martin Seligman, published by Pocket Books (ISBN: 0-6710-1911-2)
  • Anatomy of an Illness: As perceived By the Patient, by Norman Cousins, published by W W Norton & Company, 1979 (ISBN: 0-3930-4190-5)
  • Cancer Fitness, by Anna L. Schwartz, published by Fireside,2004 ISBN: 0-7432-3801-X
  • The Importance of Living, by Lin Yutang, published by William Heinemann Ltd, 1938
  • The Cancer Directory, by Dr Rosy Daniel, published by HarperThorsons, 2005 (ISBN: 0-0071-5427-5)
  • Man’s Search for Meaning, by Victor Frankl, published by 2004 by Random House (ISBN: 1-8441-3239-0)
  • The Okinawa Diet Plan, by Bradley Wilcox, Craig Wilcox and Makoto Suzuki, published by Three Rivers Press, 2004 (ISBN: 1-4000-8200-5)

Another Kid in the Kitchen: Recipes for Kids to Eat and Make.

Proceeds from this book go to the “Quiet Cancer Appeal” at the Royal Free Hospital.

What can I do to help? – Deborah Hutton

Peter Gwilliam, the husband of the late Liddy Oldroyd says Deborah Hutton’s book contains ‘invaluable practical information’ for everyone who knows a cancer patient.

Peter was a friend of the late author, who had been a close friend of his own late wife, Liddy and had been a great support through Liddy’s illness.

Peter, a founder of Living with Carcinoid, writes:

“Deborah Hutton and Liddy were at York University together. Debs went on to become health and beauty editor at Vogue magazine, while Liddy went on to become a TV comedy director, winning numerous awards for her work.

In November 2004 Debs was diagnosed with lung cancer – she gave up smoking 23 years prior – and she died in July 2005. But she wrote this book in that time. It provides excellent practical examples of how friends and family can help to make a really substantial difference after a cancer diagnosis.

The book – What Can I Do to Help?- contains contributions from a host of celebrities, politicians and people with high profile. She was very well connected, and able to gather this wonderful advice in a very short time.

The book was launched at the Palace of Westminster, residence of Lord Charlie Falconer, just days before she died. PM Tony Blair attended and even though she was very ill she spent 15 minutes talking to him about the perils of teenage smoking.

Sadly she died soon afterwards but there was another legacy – an Internet blog diary she wrote about her experiences of diagnosis and treatment contained some sensational pieces of writing.”