Monday, February 15, 2010

Cancer: 50 Essential Things to Do by Greg Anderson

There are several books that have helped me heal both physically, mentally and spiritually through my cancer journey. I thought I would share a few of my favorites in the upcoming weeks. This first book I have chosen is one that was given to me by some very special friends. I believe I am on my 5th time reading through this book. It is an excellent book for the newly diagnosed, someone going through treatment and for someone who is in the recovery phase trying to prevent reoccurrence and heal.




From amazon.com:

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

This definitive guide, revised and updated with over 25% new material, empowers cancer patients and their loved ones to move beyond their disease. Greg Anderson, a cancer survivor, has designed this book for the recently diagnosed, those with recurring symptoms, and those who are well but have a lingering fear that the disease may strike again.

Informative and inspiring, Cancer: 50 Essential Things to Do goes hand-in-hand with the patient's medical treatment and is an invaluable roadmap to recovery. Filled with practical, healing "action steps" that have been used by thousands of cancer survivors, the revised edition also contains important new information--including recently approved medical treatment options, updated cancer research, and Internet resources--geared toward making sense of the fast-changing world of cancer treatment and recovery.

* Preface by Kenneth Cooper, M.D., M.P.H.

* Foreword by O. Carl Simonton, M.D.

"Expert instruction and loving encouragement--the wisdom of someone who has made the journey from near death to a healed life."--Bernie Siegel, M.D.

About the Author

Greg Anderson was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1984 and given only thirty days to live. He is founder and chairman of the Cancer Recovery Foundation International group of charities and today is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading wellness authorities.


I found that this book gave me realistic hope when I was scared and fearful. There is so much information available to cancer patients on health, diet, supplements, etc. I found it to be a challenge to decipher truth vs false claims from people wanting to sell a product. This book helped provide a sense of direction that I could easily understand and try to implement into my daily living.


I strongly recommend this book for anyone that has been diagnosed with cancer and for those who just want general knowledge about healthy choices that may help prevent cancer.


If you have read the book or do read the book, drop me a comment and let me know what you think.

5 comments:

beyondbreastcancer said...

Hi Kim, I hadn't heard of this book, but it is always good to get those personal recommendations! There are just so many books out there - sometimes it can be hard to choose.

kim said...

Marie, This book really gave me such hope when I started my journey. Espeially since the chapters were small, so I felt like I could actually accomplish something :)...reading is definately one of my most favorite past times.

Yoga Unites for Living Beyond Breast Cancer said...

Thanks for sharing this resource with us! We're sure it will help many women.

JeMA said...

Kim,
I found you on Mary's blog today. I wanted to say that I am very moved by your journey, your honesty, and your courage. I walked the journey of breast cancer treatments with my mother, they are so painful in so many ways. I feel encouraged by your positive attitude, and your advocacy. I am very excited that you will be getting your "girls" soon!
Bless You.

kim said...

JeMA,
I am so sorry to hear that your mother had to journey down the breast cancer road. How blessed she was to have you walk with her. I quickly looked at your blog and can hardly wait for Saturday morning to enjoy a cup of tea and the opportunity to get to know you all better. Thanks for stopping by...