Best Books About Surviving Breast Cancer

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Surviving Breast Cancer: 8 Best Books to Read

Reading inspirational and uplifting books is a great way for breast cancer patients to find hope and comfort in times of despair. They love nothing more than to read true-to-life stories of how certain breast cancer victims were able to survive the devastating disease. That being said, here are the top eight books on surviving breast cancer:

1. Humor After the Tumor: One Woman’s Look at Her Year with Breast Cancer

By Patty Gelman

Women cope differently after a breast cancer diagnosis, and Patty Gelman chooses to do it by sharing her experiences in the virtual world. A breast cancer survivor, she kept her family and friends posted on her condition by sending them e-mails from time to time. Never had she imagined her stories to make an impact on the lives of other women who have been diagnosed with the life-threatening disease.

In this book, Gelman chronicles her one-year battle with breast cancer in a cheerful and reassuring manner. She takes readers back to her journey, recalling the various challenges she went through, how she was able to overcome them through a positive attitude, and how a strong support system made all the difference. Gelman’s mother, also a cancer survivor, played a critical role in the author’s triumph against the disease.

2. What Helped Get Me Through

By Julie K. Silver

Breast cancer survivor Julie K. Silver uplifts the spirits of affected women and their families in this heartwarming book that she edited and published. Her work would not have been made possible without the contributions of her fellow survivors, all of whom were more than willing to share their personal stories, everyday struggles, and practical tips in managing the effects of treatment. Not only is this book an ideal companion for newly diagnosed women, but it also offers advice to their loved ones and caregivers.

3. The Whole-Food Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors: A Nutritional Approach to Preventing Recurrence

By Edward Bauman and Helayne Waldman

Maintaining a healthy diet is a huge must for people who survived breast cancer, especially if the chances of recurrence are high. As long as they equip their bodies with the right food and nutrients, these women should have nothing to worry about. This is why this comprehensive guidebook is highly recommended for anyone with breast cancer.

Bauman’s tips are based on his “Eating for Health” model, which aims to help people restore a robust immune system and build a stronger body. The book contains a range of information on different topics — from cancer-fighting foods and the proper nutrition our bodies need, to your own cancer prevention diet plan.

4. Crazy Sexy Cancer Survivor

By Kris Carr

Yet another breast cancer survivor who was inspired to empower suffering women with a motivational book is Kris Carr, who narrates her journey with cancer for the world to know. Her book, which helps breast cancer patients develop a positive outlook, covers four topics: diagnosis, mind, body, and spirit.

Along with other survivors whom she met along the way, Carr shares powerful stories to build up her readers’ hopes, impressing on them that they shouldn’t allow cancer to take over their lives. Topics include how to live in a self-nurturing manner, battling cancer with food, and picking the right doctor.

5. Heal Breast Cancer Naturally: 7 Essential Steps to Beating Breast Cancer

By Veronique Desaulniers

Holistic medicine advocate Dr. Veronique Desaulniers has a mission of helping breast cancer patients conquer the lethal disease. A strong believer of natural remedies, she offers readers her seven key steps to successfully beat breast cancer in a manner that’s really unorthodox. Among these include balancing your energy, using food as medicine, and healing your emotional wounds.

6. Survival Lessons

By Alice Hoffman

Best-selling novel writer Alice Hoffman published her first-ever nonfiction piece, Survival Lessons, to remind cancer-stricken women that there’s always beauty and goodness even in the most difficult moments of life. Her diagnosis led her to a pursuit of learning how people managed to survive trauma despite the hardships and miseries they’ve encountered. She offers readers advice on coping with crisis, as well as firsthand experiences.

7. Ticking Off Breast Cancer

By Sara Liyanage

Sara Liyanage candidly opens up about what it was like to live with breast cancer at the age of 42. At the end of each chapter, she shares her to-do lists and checklists as a means of guiding her readers throughout their treatment. In her own words, Ticking Off Breast Cancer is “an honest and very frank account of being diagnosed, having surgery, going through chemo, radiotherapy, being menopausal, and then trying to move on after treatment ends.”

8. Lemongrass Spa: Soul-Soothing Stories of Cancer Survivors

Hundreds of cancer survivors tell their tales in this compelling compilation book. Survivors share heartwarming stories on how they were able to deal with such life-changing events and how their loved ones helped them win against the disease. This book is truly made for anyone who’s looking for hope in the face of breast cancer.


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