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5 Best Cancer Books

Discover a collection of informative and empowering cancer books, covering various types and treatments. Find hope and support in your journey.


When Breath Becomes Air

by Paul Kalanithi, M.D.

4.7 (45508 reviews)

What is When Breath Becomes Air about?

"When Breath Becomes Air" is a poignant memoir that delves into the life of a brilliant neurosurgeon facing his own mortality. Written by a talented doctor, the book explores the profound questions of life, death, and the meaning of existence. With raw honesty and introspection, the author shares his journey from doctor to patient, offering a profound reflection on the fragility of life and the pursuit of purpose in the face of inevitable death.

Who should read When Breath Becomes Air

  • Medical professionals seeking insights into life and death.

  • Individuals facing their own mortality and seeking perspective.

  • Readers interested in poignant memoirs about the human experience.


Between Two Kingdoms

by Suleika Jaouad

4.7 (8949 reviews)

What is Between Two Kingdoms about?

In this poignant memoir, the author shares her transformative journey through illness and recovery. Suleika Jaouad's life takes an unexpected turn when she is diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 22. Through grueling treatments and the uncertainty of survival, she discovers the power of resilience and the importance of embracing life's precious moments. With raw honesty and profound insights, Jaouad's story serves as a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the pursuit of a meaningful existence.

Who should read Between Two Kingdoms

  • Cancer survivors seeking inspiration and guidance on life after illness.

  • Individuals facing their own mortality and seeking a new perspective.

  • Anyone interested in a powerful memoir about resilience and self-discovery.


Radical Remission

by Kelly A. Turner

4.7 (2937 reviews)

What is Radical Remission about?

In this inspiring and groundbreaking book, a researcher explores the remarkable stories of cancer survivors who defied all odds and achieved radical remission. Through in-depth interviews and analysis, the author uncovers the nine key factors that these individuals shared in their healing journeys. Packed with hope and practical advice, this book offers a fresh perspective on cancer treatment and empowers readers to take control of their own health and well-being.

Who should read Radical Remission

  • Cancer patients seeking alternative approaches to conventional treatments.

  • Caregivers and loved ones supporting someone with cancer.

  • Medical professionals interested in exploring holistic cancer treatments.


Eat to Beat Disease

by William W. Li, M.D.

4.6 (7312 reviews)

What is Eat to Beat Disease about?

In this groundbreaking book, a renowned medical expert reveals the power of food to prevent and combat various diseases. Exploring the cutting-edge research in the field of nutrition, the author unveils the hidden potential of our everyday meals to activate our body's natural healing abilities. With compelling evidence and practical advice, this book empowers readers to make informed dietary choices that can optimize their health and help them fight against illness.

Who should read Eat to Beat Disease

  • Health-conscious individuals seeking to optimize their well-being through nutrition.

  • Patients looking for evidence-based strategies to support their healing process.

  • Individuals interested in understanding the connection between diet and disease prevention.


The Undying

by Anne Boyer

4.4 (227 reviews)

What is The Undying about?

"The Undying" is a poignant and thought-provoking exploration of the author's personal journey through cancer. Anne Boyer delves into the complexities of pain, vulnerability, mortality, and the healthcare system, while also examining the intersections of art, time, dreams, data, and exhaustion. With raw honesty and lyrical prose, Boyer offers a powerful reflection on the experience of illness and the importance of compassionate care.

Who should read The Undying

  • Patients and caregivers seeking a profound exploration of illness and care.

  • Medical professionals looking for insights into the human experience of illness.

  • Art enthusiasts interested in the intersection of art and medicine.