Recommended Reading for Cancer Patients
These books and cancer resources really helped me gain confidence in my decision to trust natural and alternative cancer treatment. I highly recommend these books to anyone dealing with a cancer diagnosis navigating their treatment options.
Radical Remission by Kelly A. Turner, Ph.D
While getting her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkley, Dr. Turner, a researcher, lecturer, and counselor in integrative oncology, was shocked to discover that no one was studying episodes of radical (or unexpected) remission—when people recover against all odds without the help of conventional medicine, or after conventional medicine has failed. She was so fascinated by this kind of remission that she embarked on a ten month trip around the world, traveling to ten different countries to interview fifty holistic healers and twenty radical remission cancer survivors about their healing practices and techniques. Her research continued by interviewing over 100 Radical Remission survivors and studying over 1000 of these cases. Her evidence presents nine common themes that she believes may help even terminal patients turn their lives around.
Tripping Over the Truth: The Return of the Metabolic Theory of Cancer Illuminates a New and Hopeful Path to a Cure by Travis Christofferson
In the wake of the Cancer Genome Atlas project’s failure to provide a legible roadmap to a cure for cancer, science writer Travis Christofferson illuminates a promising blend of old and new perspectives on the disease.
Tripping Over the Truth follows the story of cancer’s proposed metabolic origin from the vaunted halls of the German scientific golden age to modern laboratories around the world. The listener is taken on a journey through time and science that results in an unlikely connecting of the dots, with profound therapeutic implications. Transporting us on a rich narrative of humanity’s struggle to understand the cellular events that conspire to form malignancy, it flows like a detective novel, full of twists and cover-ups, blind alleys and striking moments of discovery by men and women with uncommon vision, grit, and fortitude.
Ultimately we arrive at a conclusion that challenges everything we thought we knew about the disease, suggesting the reason for the failed war against cancer stems from a flawed paradigm that categorizes cancer as an exclusively genetic disease. For anyone affected by this terrifying disease and the physicians who struggle to treat it, Tripping Over the Truth provides a fresh and hopeful perspective. It explores the new and exciting nontoxic therapies born from the emerging metabolic theory of cancer – therapies that may one day prove to be a turning point in the struggle against our ancient enemy. We are shown how the metabolic theory redraws the battle map, directing researchers to approach cancer treatment from a different angle, framing it more like a gentle rehabilitation than like all-out combat.
World Without Cancer: The Story of Vitamin B17 by G. Edward Griffin
Mr. Griffin marshals the evidence that cancer is a deficiency disease – like scurvy or pellagra – aggravated by the lack of an essential food compound in modern man s diet. That substance is vitamin B17. In its purified form developed for cancer therapy, it is known as Laetrile. This story is not approved by orthodox medicine. The FDA, the AMA, and The American Cancer Society have labeled it fraud and quackery. Yet the evidence is clear that here, at last, is the final answer to the cancer riddle. Why has orthodox medicine waged war against this non-drug approach? The author contends that the answer is to be found, not in science, but in politics – and is based upon the hidden economic and power agenda of those who dominate the medical establishment. This is the most complete and authoritative treatise available on this topic.
Manifesto for a Cancer Patient by Colleen Huber, NMD
What choices do cancer patients have? Why do those choices seem so few? This book is a manifesto for patient rights and a manual through the cancer journey, from a Naturopathic Medical Doctor. A newly diagnosed cancer patient is told: “There is nothing else that works against your cancer except chemotherapy and radiation. So you are going to start chemo now.” After several chemo drugs are tried over the course of months to years, the cancer patient must then hear: “There is nothing more that can be done for your cancer, and it is time to go to hospice.” Then death is blamed on cancer rather than deception and inappropriate treatments. It doesn’t have to be this way. Completely different treatments for cancer exist and are discussed in this book. Cancer patients who choose naturopathic treatments over chemotherapy are berated by those who had already decided on a treatment plan. Naturopathic physicians treat cancer patients and are criticized by oncologists. Is the war against cancer, or against alternatives to the status quo?
Additional Cancer Resources
There are several support groups on Facebook that were invaluable to me during my journey. I was diagnosed with both a rare auto-immune condition and a rare gynecological cancer at the same time. Without these groups of extremely strong and brave women, I would have been left with very little information, dependant on my doctors. I highly recommend seeking out support groups for your specific diagnosis and learn from those who have been through it. The groups are private and your personal network will not be able to see anything that you post in the groups.
These are the groups that saved my bacon:
Vulvar Cancer Facebook Groups:
Lichen Sclerosus Facebook Groups:
Lichen Sclerosis / Sclerosus – A Five-Star LS Support Group
Lichen Sclerosis / Sclerosus; Healing naturally through nourishment
Lichen Sclerosis ~ Sclerosus – LS Support Group
Lichen Sclerosis Support Group