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General Cancer Information

The Complete Cancer Survival Guide,
Everything You Must Know and Where to go for State-of-the-Art Treatment of the 25 Most Common Forms of Cancer
With advice from dozens of leading cancer specialists at more than 30 major cancer centers
Peter Teeley and Philip Bashe (Doubleday 2000)

What You Need to Know About Cancer (94-1563)
National Cancer Institute 1-800-4-CANCER

After Diagnosis, Common Questions & Expectations of Cancer Patients & Their Families (93-500M No 0406) American Cancer Society 1-800-ACS-2345 or local chapter

Diagnosis Cancer: Your Guide Through the First Few Months, Wendy Schlessel Harpham, (New York: W. W. Norton, 1992)

50 Essential Things To Do When the Doctor Says It’s Cancer, Greg Anderson (Plume 1993)

Can Survive: Reclaiming Your Life After Cancer
Susan Nessim and Judith Ellis rev.ed.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000

Cancer Terms, A guide for patients with cancer 1987, Adria Laboratories PO Box 16529 Columbus OH 43216-6529 (614) 764-8000

Caring for the Patient with Cancer at Home, A Guide for Patients and Families (88-100M No. 4656-PS) American Cancer Society 1-800-ACS-2345

Advanced Cancer, Living Each Day (93-856) National Cancer Institute 1-800-4-CANCER

When Cancer Recurs, Meeting the Challenge Again (93-2709) National Cancer Institute 1-800-4-CANCER

The Cancer Dictionary, Roberta Altman and Michael J. Sarg, (New York: Facts on File, 1992)

The Immune System — How It Works, (96-3229) National Cancer Institute 1-800-4-CANCER

Cancer Facts & Figures — 1997 (97-300M No 5008.97) American Cancer Society A statistical analysis of cancer, causes, patterns, and risks in the United States 1-800-ACS-2345 or local chapter

Everyday heroes, 1996 Report to the People of California on Progress in Cancer Control (6201.95) American Cancer Society 1-800-ACS-2345 or local chapter

Dr. Rosenfeld’s Guide to Alternative Medicine, Isadore Rosenfeld, M.D., (Random House, New York, NY 1997)

The Activist Cancer Patient: How to Take Charge of Your Treatment, Ezra M. Greenspan M.D., Beverly Zakarian

Cancer S. O. S. Strategies of Survival, Rose Welsh and Shirley Grandahl

Share the Care, Cappy Capossela and Sheila Warnock 1995 Fireside,  Simon & Schuster, NY

Read the list of questions to ask
when dealing with cancer and cancer treatments

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Breast Cancer

Advanced Breast Cancer - A Guide to Living with Metastatic Disease, (formerly entitled Holding Tight, Letting Go) Musa Mayer, (O'Reilly & Associates)

A Survivor's Guide To Breast Cancer
Alice Chang with Karen Spruill
New Harbinger Publications
1-800-748-6273

Beating The Odds Against Breast and Ovarian Cancer: Reducing Your Hereditary Risk, M. Margaret Kemeny, Paula Dranov

Breakthrough: The Race to Find the Breast Cancer Gene, Kevin Davies, Michael White

Breast Biopsy, What You Should Know, (90-657) National Cancer Institute 1-800-4-CANCER

The Breast Book: The Essential Guide to Breast Care and Breast Health for Women of All Ages, Miriam Stoppard, Rache Simmons

Breast Cancer, Elaine Landau

Breast Cancer: A Family Survival Guide, Lucille M. Pederson, Janet M. Trigg

Breast Cancer: A Guide for Every Woman, Michael Baum, Sheena Meredith, Christobel Saunders

Breast Cancer: A Husband’s Story, Bruce Sokol, John Falkenberry

Breast Cancer: A Patient Guide, Patricia J. Anderson

Breast Cancer (Ask the Doctor) Vincent Friedewald

Breast Exams, What You Should Know (93-2000)

What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer (93-1556) National Cancer Institute 1-800-4-CANCER

Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book, Susan M. Love, M.D. with Karen Lindsey, (Addison Wesley, 1995)

Essential Exercises for Breast Cancer Survivors: How to Live Stronger and Feel Better, Amy Halverstadt and Andrea Leonard
Harvard Common Press, 2000

Examining Myself - One Woman's Story of Breast Cancer Treatment and Recovery, Musa Mayer, (Faber and Faber)

Living with Breast Cancer: A Guide for Facilitating Self-help Groups, Pat Kelly, Hamilton, ON. BC Decker, 2000

Tell Me What To Eat (to help prevent breast cancer)
Elaine Magee M.P.H., R.D.
Career Press, 2000
PO Box 687, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417

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Colorectal Cancer

Bowel Cancer: the facts, Oxford Medical, 1992 ISBN 0-192-2207-2

Causes and Control of Colorectal Cancer, Gabriel A. Kune, 1996

Complications of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Terry C. Hicks, 1996

Current Aspects of Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery: indications, methods, results, E. H. Farthmann, C. Meyer, H. A. Richter. 1997

What You Need to Know About Cancer of the Colon and Rectum, (94-1552) National Cancer Institute 1-800-4-CANCER

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Colon Cancer Connections includes general information, news, articles, abstracts; topics: screening, risk factors, treatment options, alternative medicine, and a glossary.
Hereditary Colon Cancer Newsletter for persons affected by hereditary colon cancer, the physicians who treat them, and the researchers studying these diseases. The information is reproduced from the traditional, printed version of the newsletter.

Adjuvant Therapy for Patients with Colon and Rectum Cancer The National Institute of Health Consensus Development Conference Statement. Covers risk factors, adjuvant therapy, and future directions.

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Gynecologic Cancer

Beating the Odds Against Breast and Ovarian Cancer: Reducing Your Hereditary Risk, M. Margaret Kemeny, Paula Dranov

Cancer SourceBook for Women: Basic Information about Specific Forms of Cancer That Affect Women, Featuring Facts About Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Cancer of the Uterus and Uterine Sarcoma, Cancer of the Vagina, Peter D. Dresser

Gilda’s Disease: Sharing Personal Experiences and a Medical Perspective on Ovarian Cancer, M. Steven Piver, Gene Wilder

Ovarian Cancer, Stephen C. Rubin, Gregory P. Sutton

What You Need to Know About Cancer of the Cervix, (88-2047) National Cancer Institute 1-800-4-CANCER

What You Need to Know About Ovarian Cancer, (94-1561) National Cancer Institute 1-800-4-CANCER

What You Need to Know About Cancer of the Uterus, (88-1562) National Cancer Institute 1-800-4-CANCER

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Head and Neck Cancer

When Laryngectomy Complicates Care, Mary Ann Boucher, RN, MS, August 1996 edition of RN Magazine

The Non Chew Cookbook, Dr. J. Randy Wilson, Glenwood Springs, CO

Warning Signs of Head and Neck Cancer, American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Inc., One Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3357 1 (703) 836-4444

What You Need to Know About Cancer of the Larynx (87-1568) National Cancer Institute 1-800-4-CANCER

What You Need to Know About Oral Cancers (90-1574)National Cancer Institute 1-800-4-CANCER

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Leukemia

Bone Marrow Transplants: A Guide for Cancer Patients and Their Families, Marianne Shaffer

At Least Its Not Contagious: A Personal Story of a Struggle With Leukemia, Samantha Miles

The Cure of Childhood Leukemia: Into the Age of Miracles, John Laszlo

The Journey Back: A Survivors Guide to Leukemia, Jack L. Smedley, Iva Smedley

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, (P-33 30M 9/93)
Leukemia Society of America, 600 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10016 1-800-955-4LSA or local chapter.

Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) (Po22 8/95 40M) Leukemia Society of America, 600 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10016 1-800-955-4LSA or local chapter.

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Lung Cancer

Living with Lung Cancer, Barbara G. Cox

Lung Cancer, Chris J. Williams

Lung Cancer Chronicles, John A. Meyer

Lung Cancer Handbook, Christine Marie A. dela Cuz, Harubumi Kato

Epidemiology of Cancer of the Lung, Health Organization World (Editor)

Health Consequences of Smoking: Cancer & Chronic Lung Disease in the WorkPlace: A Report of the Surgeon General, Publishing Company Diane (Editor)

What You Need to Know About Lung Cancer,
National Cancer Institute 1-800-4-CANCER

Accessible by computer with modem:

Blair's Quitting Smoking Resources. http://www.chriscor.com/linkstoa.htm   A simple but thorough site. Accounts of motivation, inspiration, and true life stories. Contains chat room.

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Urologic Cancer

50 Things You Need to Know about the Prostate, Vol. 1, C. A. Whitney/Mass Market Paperback

The ABC’s of Prostate Cancer The Book That Could Save Your Life, Joseph E. Oesterling, Mark A. Moyad

Man to Man: Surviving Prostate Cancer, Michael Korda, available in hardbound, paperback, and audio tapes

Urologic Cancer, Edited by Marc S. Ernstoff, John A. Heaney and Richard E. Peschel (Cambridge, Mass., Blackwell Science, 1997)

What You Need to Know About Bladder Cancer, (91-1559) National Cancer Institute 1-800-4-CANCER

What You Need to Know About Kidney Cancer (91-1569) National Cancer Institute 1-800-4-CANCER

What You Need to Know About Testicular Cancer (93-1565) National Cancer Institute 1-800-4-CANCER

Testicular Self-examination (93-2636)
National Cancer Institute 1-800-4-CANCER

What You Need to Know About Wilms’ Tumor (88-1570) National Cancer Institute 1-800-4-CANCER

The Prostate: A Guide for Men and the Women Who Love Them; Patrick C. Walsh, M.D. and J. F. Worthington (Johns Hopkins Health Books)

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Other Cancers

Safe in the Sun: Your Skin Survival Guide for the 1990s, Mary-Ellen E. Siegel, Albert Lefkovits

What You Need to Know About Cancers of the Bone, (93-1571) National Cancer Institute 1-800-4-CANCER

What You Need to Know About Brain Tumors, (93-1558) National Cancer Institute 1-800-4-CANCER

What You Need to Know About Cancer of the Pancreas, (96-1560) National Cancer Institute 1-800-4-CANCER

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Clinical Trials

Community Clinical Oncology Program - (CCOP) April 1993 - list of 70 medical centers selected to participate in newest clinical trials - National Cancer Institute 1-800-4-CANCER

PDQ (Physician Data Query) Database of the National Cancer Institute - provides information on prognosis, staging, and treatment options. Also lists over 1500 clinical trials. Access by computer. Call 1-800-4-CANCER for details.

What are Clinical Trials All About, A Booklet for Patients with Cancer, (92-2706) National Cancer Institute 1-800-4-CANCER

Bone Marrow Transplantation and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation, (P040 8/95 50M) Leukemia Society of America, 600 Third Avenue, New York, NY 100161-800-955-4LSA or local chapter.

What are Chemoprevention Clinical Trials (93-3459) National Cancer Institute 1-800-4-CANCER

Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, School of Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia, Director of Clinical Trials (573) 882-4979

Penn State Geisinger Cancer Center, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, Clinical Trials Coordinator (717) 531-1616

NCI High Priority Clinical Trials, University of Bonn, Medical Center access by computer at http://www.imsdd.meb.uni-bonn.de/cancernet/400007.html or call NCI at 1-800-4-CANCER

Clinical Trials Listing Service, Centerwatch, resource both for patients and research professionals. Includes over 5200 international listings searchable by therapeutic area and geographic region. access by computer at http://www.centerwatch.com/


Read the list of questions to ask before agreeing to
investigational or experimental treatment procedure

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Exercise

Gentle Fitness
Catherine MacRae
A holistic, award-winning video with natural stretches, exercises, self-massage, and therapeutic breathing. Available online at http://www.gentlefitness.com or by calling 1-800-566-7780

The 10-Minute L.E.A.P.: Lifetime Exercise Adherence Plan,
Richard L. Brown

108 Insights into Tai Chi Chuan: A String of Pearls
Michael Gilman

12-Minute Total Body Workout
Joyce L. Vedral

20-Minute Yoga Workouts
Alice Christensen

5-Minute Stretch
Robert The

67 Ways to Good Sleep
Charles B. Inlander, Cynthia K. Moran

The 90-Day Fitness Walking Program
Mark Fenton, Seth Bauer

Acsm's Exercise Management for Persons with Chronic Diseases and Disabilities
American College of Sports Medicine

The Aerobics Program for Total Well-Being: Exercise, Diet, Emotional Balance
Kenneth H. Cooper

Aikido: The Way of Harmony
John Stevens, Shirata Rinjiro

American Heart Association Fitting in Fitness: Hundreds of Simple Ways to Put More Physical Activity into Your Life
American Heart Association - Editor

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