What are the best books about dealing with cancer?

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    #1Cancer Can't Destroy Love

    Cancer Can't Destroy Love

    Cancer Can't Destroy Love is a non-fiction inspirational book written by Barbara Creasy as a tribute to cancer patients or those diagnosed with cancer. With over 100 pages, this book is published in 2008 by Songlow Press.


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    Cheshta Tambe
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This small novel has been a blessing for many dealing with the catastrophic effects of cancer. Giving hope, reassurance, understanding, and sympathy, it is easy for anyone to read, understand, and relate to. It's full of positive thoughts and silver linings, without being unrealistic. A very approachable and kind read for anyone dealing with sadness from cancer."
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    #2My Parent Has Cancer and It Really Sucks

    My Parent Has Cancer and It Really Sucks

    My Parent Has Cancer and It Really Sucks is a non-fiction health medicine book written by Maya Silver with her father Marc Silver. This book is published in 2013 by Sourcebooks Fire.


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    Jeremy Keller
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I bought this book for my niece after my father was diagnosed with colon cancer. She is 14 and the book is great for her. It is a difficult subject but this book covers things very well and shares things from the point of view of other teens going through what she is."
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    #3Breast Cancer at 35

    Breast Cancer at 35

    Breast Cancer at 35 is a non-fiction memoir written by Amy Burns on her experiences through breast cancer diagnosis. With over 70 pages, this memoir is published in 2015 by Fighting Fish Press.


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    Laura Hawkins
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "A very touching book. It shows you what it is like to have cancer. It is wonderful and inspiring."
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    #4Empire Falls

    Empire Falls

    Richard Russo's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Empire Falls follows the story of Miles Roby, who stayed in his hometown of Empire Falls. Now that he's middle-aged and the town is dying,  Miles is forced to rethink his life.


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    Joyce Willis
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Empire Fall is not a good fit with this category. Though a truly excellent book, the character dealing with cancer is not one of the main ones, so it is merely a small part of this book. Other books tackle the issue head on and are a much better fit."
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    #5Medical Industrial Complex

    Medical Industrial Complex

    Medical Industrial Complex: The $ickness Industry, Big Pharma and Suppressed Cures is a conspiracy theory book written by James Morcan, Lance Morcan, and Denis Toovey. Published in 2015 by Sterling Gate.


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    Joan Fowler
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "MEDICAL INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX: The $ickness Industry, Big Pharma and Suppressed Cures is a no-holds barred critique of mainstream medicine and the various players who make up one of the largest and most profitable industries on the planet. Written by novelists, filmmakers and independent researchers James Morcan & Lance Morcan, with a foreword by retired pharmacist Denis Toovey (author of Better Health for You: An Insider's Big Picture Guide), this explosive book explores the contention that Big Pharma and other participants in the healthcare sector put profits ahead of patients’ wellbeing and dollars ahead of lives. "
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    #6The Rescue

    The Rescue

    The Rescue is a novel about Taylor McAden, a fireman who saves lives but is afraid to love. He then meets Denise, a single-mother whose son is missing. He will help her and they will develop something they never thought would be.


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    Sharon Moreno
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "If youtre dealing with cancer, give The Rescue a quick read. I gave this book to a friend of mines dealing with cancer and the first few pages put a smile on his face."
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    #7The Cancer Survivors Club

    The Cancer Survivors Club

    The Cancer Survivors Club is an inspirational non-fiction book written by Chris Geiger which includes a collection of uplifting survival stories of cancer patients from normal people. 


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    Kyle Ellis
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "This book is centered around surviving cancer, and includes a number of stories from people who have been through the ordeal. The idea of the book is to instill hope in the reader."
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    #8My Sister's Keeper

    My Sister's Keeper

    My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult centers on Anna, who was conceived for the sole purpose of providing bone marrow for her sister Kate, who is suffering from leukemia. Anna questions her life's purpose and starts to decide on her own.


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    Jose Daniels
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "My sister likes depressing and odd books like this, so I was happy to easily find a gift she likes. My Sister's Keeper has kept her attention for the last two days!"
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    #9Don't Die, My Love

    Don't Die, My Love

    Don't Die, My Love is a book by Lurlene McDaniel that tells the story of the lovers Luke and Julie. They are so lucky and in love but things changed when Luke got diagnosed with a disease that can take his life away. 


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    Carolyn Hill
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "I wanted the best books on dealing with cancer. I learned about Don't Die, My Love from a quick search online. It is by author Lurlene McDaniel and tells the story of the lovers Luke and Julie and their story with cancer."
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    #10The Probability of Miracles

    The Probability of Miracles

    The Probability of Miracles is a dramatic teen story and is the debut novel of Wendy Wunder. It is about the cancer-stricken Cam Cooper, who has set out to go to Promise, Maine, where she hopes to find miracles and enjoy before facing death.


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    Sharon Sims
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "The probability of Miracles is a great read, it is told in the third person and really pulls you into the story. While reading this book I felt as though I were right there with the characters as the imagery the author uses to weave the story is wonderful! The book led me through twists and turns and unlike some books I found it to be hard to know what was going to happen next! it is a real page turner! This book will help put you into the shoes of someone dealing with cancer."
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    #11A Walk to Remember

    A Walk to Remember
    A Walk to Remember is a novel by the well-known romance writer, Nicholas Sparks. It tells the love story of Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan and was the basis of the famous movie of the same name, starring Shane West and Mandy Moore.

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    Joyce Andrews
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Great book. The movie doesnt do it justice. I really love this author."
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    #12Before I Die

    Before I Die

    Before I Die tells the story of a woman with just a few month to live. This sad novel, written by Jenny Downham, contains provoking dialogues and an amazing text that makes you think.


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    Christina Meyer
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Before I Die is simply tragic. Everyone approaches cancer differently. This book is good but puts too much of a positive spin on what is a realistically horrific thing, Cancer. I would not recommend it as a best book about dealing with cancer. I find the hospice books, written by nurses are much more uplifting. "
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    #13The Cost of Hope

    The Cost of Hope

    The Cost of Hope is a humorous memoir written by Pulitzer Prize winner Amanda Bennett wherein she shares her quest to help save her husband's life. 


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    May Liang
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "This book looks really good. The cover draws you in with the quote at the bottom. Really makes you want to read it and see what happens. This is a great story everyone should read."
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    #14Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips

    Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips
    Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips is a non-fiction book written actress and photographer by Kris Carr wherein she shares her journey following the diagnosis of cancerous tumors in her liver. 

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    Samuel Wade
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "this is a heartbreaking tale that will leave you in tears and please read this book"


Best What are the best books about dealing with cancer
1Cancer Can't Destroy LoveBooks 51 Paid
2My Parent Has Cancer and It Really SucksBooks 47 Paid
3Breast Cancer at 35Books 44 Paid
4Empire FallsBooks 35 Paid
5Medical Industrial ComplexBooks 25 Paid
6The RescueBooks 23 Paid
7The Cancer Survivors ClubBooks 11 Paid
8My Sister's KeeperBooks 8 Paid
9Don't Die, My LoveBooks 7 Paid
10The Probability of MiraclesBooks 6 Paid

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