There are many good books on cancer which have been included as resources for the various topics in the resource guide. The
following are a few of the best books I highly recommend.
For information on dealing with understanding cancer, dealing with the diagnosis, doctors, insurance, conventional
treatment, and other issues facing cancer patients and their families:
Choices, by Marion Morra and Eve Potts (Avon Books, 1994)
A Cancer Survivors Almanac: Charting Your Journey, by the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
edited by Barbara Hoffman, JD (Chronimed, 1996)
For information on combining conventional and complementary treatment approaches:
Choices in Healing: Integrating the Best of Conventional and Complementary Approaches to Cancer by Michael
Lerner ( MIT Press, 1996). This book can be viewed in it's entirety on the internet at:
For those looking into alternative and complementary approaches:
Third Opinion: An International Directory to Alternative Therapy Centers for the Treatment of Cancer and other
Degenerative Diseases by John Fink (Avery, 1997).
Cancer Therapy: The Independent Consumers Guide to Non-toxic Treatment and Prevention by Ralph Moss, Ph.D. (Equinox Press, 1992)
An Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide to Cancer by Diamond, Cowden and Goldberg (Future Medicine Publishing, 1997)
For those interested in psychological aspects of cancer:
For those interested in the psychological and spiritual aspects of healing:
Cancer as a Turning Point
by Lawrence LeShan, Ph.D. (Dutton, 1989)
Love, Medicine, & Miracles, by Bernie Seigel, M.D. (Harper, 1990)
Guilt is the Teacher, Love is the Lesson by Joan Borysenko, Ph.D. (Warner, 1991)
For those dealing with the end of life:
Who Dies: An Investigation of Conscious Living and Conscious Dying by (Doubleday, 1989).
Healing into Life and Death by Stephen Levine (Doubleday,1987)