Book Suggestions for the Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patient

There are hundreds of books out there on cancer, covering the medical and emotional aspects of the disease. When someone is newly diagnosed, well-meaning friends and family tend to overwhelm the┬ápatient with all kinds of ‘miracle cure’ books. Listed below are three books specific to cancer that may be helpful in those first days of shock and fear:

  • Cancer is a Word, Not a Sentence, by Buckman, 2006
  • From This Moment On, by Cotter, 1999
  • There’s No Place Like Hope, by Girard, 2001
  • Many people find the writings of Bernie Siegel and Rachel Remen helpful.