Read Relevant Books

Read relevant books: medical, science, support, inspirational, religious, spiritual, complementary (mind/body), informational, and dietary. Here are a few that have been helpful to other sarcoma patients/survivors or loved ones:

Dietary

– The Cancer Recovery Eating Plan; Daniel W. Nixon, MD.
– What to Eat If You Have Cancer: A Guide to Adding Nutritional Therapy to Your Treatment Plan; Maureen Keane, MS & Daniella Chace, MS.

Informational

– Cancer: 50 Essential Things To Do; Greg Anderson
– A Cancer Battle Plan: Six Strategies for Beating Cancer From a Recovered “Hopeless Case”; Anne Frahm
– The Cancer Breakthrough You’ve Never Heard Of; Richard A. Evans M.D.
– Cancer: Increasing Your Odds for Survival – A Resource Guide for Integrating Mainstream, Alternative, and Complementary Therapies; David Bognar.
– Finding the Money: A Guide to Paying Your Medical Bills; Diane Tolley.
– Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster: A Guide to Mind_Body Techniques; Peggy Huddleston
– The Support Group Sourcebook : What They Are, How You Can Find One, and How They CanHelp You; Linda L. Klein

Complimentary Mind/Body

– Give the Gift of Healing: A Concise Guide to Spiritual Healing; Rosemary Altea.
– Health & Healing; Andrew Weil, M.D.
– Shaolin: Nei Jin Qi Gong; Peter Fenton, PhD.
– Spontaneous Healing; Andrew Weil, M.D.

Personal Stories

– It’s Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life; Lance Armstrong.
– Autobiography of a Face; Lucy Grealy
– At Face Value; Terry Healey

Spiritual

– The Seat of the Soul; Gary Zukav.
– When Bad Thinks Happen to Good People; Harold S. Kushner

Inspirational

– Cancer as Initiation: Surviving the Fire: A Guide for Living with Cancer for Patient, Provider, Family, or Friend; Barbara Stone.
– Love, Medicine, & Miracles: Lessons Learned About Self-Healing from a Surgeon’s Experience with Exceptional Patients; Bernie Siegel, MD.
– You Gotta Keep Dancin’: In the Midst of Life’s Hurts, You Can Choose Joy!; Tim Hansel.

For Caregivers

– Caregiver’s Reprieve: A Guide to Emotional Survival When You’re Caring for Someone You Love; Avrene Brandt, PhD.

On Death and Dying

– On Death and Dying: What the Dying have to Teach Doctors, Nurses, Clergy, and Their Own Families; Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.
– Reaching to Heaven: A Spiritual Journey Through Life and Death; James Van Praagh.
– The Tunnel and the Light: Essential Insights on Living and Dying; Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, MD.
– When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death; (For Children) Laurie Brown & Marc Brown.

Humor

– Not Now I’m Having a No Hair Day: Humor and Healing for People with Cancer;Christine Clifford

– A Life in the Balance, A Professional Juggler and Comic’s Story of Surviving Cancer with Laughter and a Passion for Life, Scott Burton, Twin Cities Sarcoma Survivor

Use caution when seeking health information. While the Internet and libraries can be helpful sources of information, not all resources found will be accurate. Use the resource section of our website to look at good sources. Look for books, websites and other resources endorsed or recommended by qualified professionals. If in question, ask your doctor, nurse, or social work for an opinion.