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Chasing Daylight is the honest, touching, and ultimately inspirational memoir of former KPMG CEO Eugene O'Kelley, completed in the three-and-a-half months between his diagnosis with brain cancer and his death in September 2005. Its haunting yet extraordinarily hopeful voice reminds us to embrace the fragile, fleeting moments of our lives-the brief time we have with our family, our friends, and even ourselves. This paperback edition features a new foreword by his wife, Corinne O'Kelley and a readers' group guide and questions.
"Voicing universal truths . . . shared . . . simply and clearly."-Janet Malin, New York Times
"Words to live by."-Kerry Hannon, USA Today
"One of the most unexpected and touching books you're likely to read this year."-Edward Nawotka, Bloomberg News
"An honest, thought-provoking memoir . . . O'Kelly has many lessons to teach us on how to live."-Steve Powers, Houston Chronicle
" A] well-written and moving book."-TheEconomist.com
An international phenomenon, Anticancer has been a long-running bestseller in the U.S. since Viking first published it in fall 2008. Now, this updated edition draws on the most recent clinical studies and offers more tips on how people living with cancer can fight it and how healthy people can prevent it. The new edition of Anticancer includes: - More benefits of anticancer foods, including new alternatives to sugar and cautions about some that are now on the market - New information about how vitamin D strengthens the immune system - Warnings about common food contaminants that have recently been proven to contribute to cancer progression - A new chapter on mind-body approaches to stress reduction, with recent studies that show how our reactions to stress can interfere with natural defenses and how friendships can support healing in ways never before understood - A groundbreaking study showing that lifestyle modification, as originally proposed in Anticancer, reduces mortality for breast cancer by an astounding 68 percent after completion of treatment - New supporting evidence for the entire Anticancer program
"My sister is pregnant with a Lemon this week, Week 14, and this is amusing. My mother's uterine tumor, the size of a cabbage, is Week 30, and this is terrifying."When her mother is diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, Karen Babine--a cook, collector of thrifted vintage cast iron, and fiercely devoted daughter, sister, and aunt--can't help but wonder: feed a fever, starve a cold, but what do we do for cancer? And so she commits herself to preparing her mother anything she will eat, a vegetarian diving headfirst into the unfamiliar world of bone broth and pot roast. In these essays, Babine ponders the intimate connections between food, family, and illness. What draws us toward food metaphors to describe disease? What is the power of language, of naming, in a medical culture where patients are too often made invisible? How do we seek meaning where none is to be found--and can we create it from scratch? And how, Babine asks as she bakes cookies with her small niece and nephew, does a family create its own food culture across generations? Generous and bittersweet, All the Wild Hungers is an affecting chronicle of one family's experience of illness and of a writer's culinary attempt to make sense of the inexplicable.
Maintaining a state of well-being and equanimity in the midst of serious disease is a challenge, but mindfulness can help make it possible. It is a process of bringing a fierce but loving attention to everything that arises in our mind and body. The simple techniques Elana Rosenbaum presents here are the same ones she uses with the people in her practice of mindfulness-based psychotherapy and stress reduction--and that she uses herself as a cancer survivor. These are methods that offer proof positive that it is indeed possible not only to "have a life" while you're seriously ill, but that the life can include satisfaction, ease, and happiness.This book includes a downloadable companion 60-minute audio program with seven simple mindfulness practices.
Here are engaging and digestible lessons for couples navigating the life changes brought about by a cancer diagnosis. Dan Shapiro draws on his more than twenty-five years of clinical work as a health psychologist who has researched and worked with couples facing cancer, and on his own experiences of being both the patient (having and beating Hodgkin's lymphoma in his twenties) and the supporter/advocate (when his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer) to weave together insights on facing cancer while maintaining a strong relationship. And in Health gives advice in short lessons on the main areas of concern or conflict that can come from life with cancer--from diagnosis to treatment and life post-treatment.Topics include: - How to forge yourselves into a powerful team and avoid common conflict points
- Dealing with physicians and getting the best care possible, along with tips for navigating the medical world
- Strategies for coping with the emotions that can interfere with your relationship--anger, mood swings, spouse fears, and depression
- Distinguishing between supportive and draining people in your lives, and learning to invite and accept help
- Opening to new types of intimacy and making peace with dependence
"I spent five years of my life being treated for cancer, but since then I've spent fifteen years being treated for nothing other than looking different from everyone else. It was the pain from that, from feeling ugly, that I always viewed as the great tragedy of my life. The fact that I had cancer seemed minor in comparison."
At age nine, Lucy Grealy was diagnosed with a potentially terminal cancer. When she returned to school with a third of her jaw removed, she faced the cruel taunts of classmates. In this strikingly candid memoir, Grealy tells her story of great suffering and remarkable strength without sentimentality and with considerable wit. Vividly portraying the pain of peer rejection and the guilty pleasures of wanting to be special, Grealy captures with unique insight what it is like as a child and young adult to be torn between two warring impulses: to feel that more than anything else we want to be loved for who we are, while wishing desperately and secretly to be perfect.
100 Questions & Answers About Biliary Cancer provides authoritative and practical answers to the most common questions asked by patients and their loved ones. Providing both doctor and patient perspectives, this easy-to-read book is a comprehensive guide to the basics of biliary cancer, risk factors and prevention, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, and life after diagnosis. Written by Dr. Ghassan Abou-Alfa, a board-certified medical oncologist who specializes in primary liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma), pancreas, gallbladder, and bile duct tumors, 100 Questions & Answers About Biliary Cancer is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in learning what to expect after being diagnosed with biliary cancer.
Newly revised and updated 100 Questions & Answers About Mesothelioma, Third Edition is the only book to provide the doctor's and patient's views. This patient education resource gives readers authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, sources of support, legal options, and much more. This outstanding team of authors -- led by a world-class lung disease expert -- provides an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this frightening disease. Whether you're a newly diagnosed Mesothelioma patient, a survivor, or a friend or relative of either, 100 Questions & Answers About Mesothelioma offers help.