Cancer Books

Breast cancer rocked my world in 2017.  Healing from it made me want to share what I’d learned.  The UK’s 1939 Cancer Act forbids any ‘cures’ being promoted other than chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery, same with the Standard of Care in the US, but… there are certainly many other steps you can take to help make your body inhospitable to those rapidly reproducing cells.  Dozens of books here, with links for cancer in general, or specific types of

Where to Begin?

The Cancer Revolution

Dr Connealy’s book is one of the best cancer guides we’ve read.

How to Starve Cancer

Not an easy read, but cancer’s not an easy disease to eradicate…

Dr Nasha Winters

Dr Nasha understands ‘the terrain theory’, making our body inhospitable to cancer.

Radical Hope

Dr Kelly Turner has collated 1000’s of healing stories and shares the 10 healing factors they have in common.


Dr Jean-Lionel Bagot

Extract of this comprehensive book here. Video of the approach here.

Richard Béliveau

‘1/3 of all cancer is linked to poor eating habits’.  Research reveals how you can reduce your risk of cancer by eating the right foods. This book explores the benefits of 11 foods and helps you learn about their stunning cancer-fighting abilities.

Dr Keith Block

The Block program is for those who’ve been recently diagnosed, to those in treatment, to those who’ve concluded treatment and need to remain vigilant to prevent recurrence. 

Ty Bollinger

‘Ty set out on a global quest to learn as much as he possibly could about cancer treatments and the medical industry that surrounds the disease. He has written this book to share what he’s uncovered—some of which may shock you’. It did me.

Laura Bond

A  book to inspire you to make healthy changes and to re-assure you that there is always hope. A gift for me from a New Zealand friend when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, in my case ‘Mum had some chemo, quitting after a clear MRI’…

Kris Carr

This book has loads of photos accompanying personal stories and candid revelations. It’s a scrapbook of advice, tips, warnings and life-saving resources for cancer patients.

Travis Christofferson

‘A masterful synchronisation of history and cutting-edge science shines new light on humanity’s darkest diagnosis.’

Dr Erin Connealy

Using the best of all sciences; conventional, homeopathic, eastern medicine and modern medicine Dr Connealy is the Medical Director of Cancer Centre for Healing and Centre for New Medicine. One of the best guides I’ve read.

Phillip Day

Nutrition has been researched to the highest levels of biochemistry and is used by leading doctors around the world today, to control and eliminate cancer of all kinds.

Véronique Desaulniers

‘7 basic steps that are necessary for preventing and healing cancer, or any disease for that matter.’  ‘Dr V’ is well known among ‘breast cancer circles’.  She has 2 breast cancer journeys of her own to share too.

Dr Jason Fung

Dr. Fung provides a new paradigm for dealing with cancer, with recommendations for what we can do to create a hostile soil for this dangerous seed. One such strategy is intermittent fasting, which reduces blood glucose, lowering insulin levels. Another, eliminating intake of insulin-stimulating foods, such as sugar and refined carbohydrates.

Hilda Glickman

A  nutritionist and university lecturer who for many years  taught nurses and other health professionals.  (Available from the usual sources – no website from the author or her publisher exists.)

Patrick Holford

‘The single greatest cause of cancer is now known to be the modern diet. The good news is that you can reduce your risk’. This  book is packed with practical guidance and advice for people who want to prevent cancer.

Jefferies/ Cohen

In a major study, 6 key areas emerged: love and social support, stress management, rest, movement, nutrition and environmental toxins.  The synergy created by this ‘Mix of Six’ can bring about real shifts in health and well-being, improving quality of life and positively supporting conventional cancer treatments.

Johnson/ Winters

“Plant-based supplements that stimulate the immune system’s own power – such as mistletoe – are a welcome addition to current cancer treatments and may eventually become first-line treatments (with fewer side effects).” – Kelly A. Turner, PhD, NY Times bestselling author.

Michael Karfeldt

What cancer actually is, the many factors that can cause it, and how and why they must be addressed.

Mark Lintern

Paul Kalanithi

‘At the age of 36, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live.’

Rebecca Katz

Rebecca, along with oncologists, physicians, and cancer-wellness professionals contributed to: 150+ recipes to stimulate appetite and address side-effects including fatigue, nausea, mouth and throat soreness and low blood counts. Peer-reviewed science behind every ingredient.  

Sara Liyanage

‘It’s basically a breast cancer guide of sorts. It’s an account of my primary breast cancer treatment, describing each step of the way and my thoughts/feelings/general musings about life/love/family/friends/mortality and the impact of cancer upon everything.’

Josie Lloyd

‘Life isn’t always the race we expected to run but this moving and uplifting novel is full of hope and about love, family, friendship and the power of finding your tribe.’

Jane McLelland

Which ‘off-label’ drugs and supplements should you take? Should you try the ketogenic diet? Should you fast? Is fat safe? How much and when should you exercise? Jane explains why each patient needs a personalised approach and, importantly, how to work this out.

Andy McQuitty

Andy developed stage IV colon cancer, discovering that in suffering, God’s presence isn’t diminished, but magnified.  It provides words of wisdom, comfort as it addresses questions like:  Why did I get cancer?  Does God still love me?  Can I tell Him how I really feel?  Can any good come of this?

Robin McGee

After her delayed diagnosis of colorectal cancer, Robin reaches out to her community using a blog. Often uplifting and humorous, the blog posts and responses follow her into the harsh landscape of cancer treatment, medical regulation, and provincial politics.

Dee Mani Mitchell

Dee developed triple negative breast cancer, refused chemotherapy and radiation and instead opted to heal her body naturally, using a combination of nutrition, supplements, essential oils, cannabis oil and a positive mental attitude.  After 5 months, she was declared cancer free.

Anita Moorjani

After fighting cancer for almost four years, Anita’s body began shutting down. She entered into an extraordinary near-death experience.  Upon regaining consciousness she was able to be released from the hospital within weeks . . . without a trace of cancer in her body.

Robert Olifent

Sue was written off by the medical establishment in 2011. She no longer has cancer following the significant nutritional and lifestyle changes she put into practice.  Scans and visits to the hospital which commenced 6 weeks into their nutritional therapy confirmed that the once 60 x 50 x 54mm tumour had gone, leaving only ‘scar tissue’.    

Pan Pantziarka

From the patient-doctor relationship, to diet, stress reduction, clinical trials, scientific papers, treatments abroad, ablative therapies and more.  It provides scientific information and the tools to make complex decisions at all stages of treatment. I wish I’d had this book in 2017…

Patricia Peat

Patricia has assembled a world-class team of experts to offer practical information on nutrition, lifestyle, conventional medicine and a range of cutting-edge treatments. It’s a comprehensive read.

Jane Plant

Professor Plant CBE served as a Chief Scientist at the British Geological Survey.  Jane was well known for her many books, which advocate her methods of countering or avoiding the inroads of breast and prostate cancer.

Patrick Quillin

Using evidence-based guidelines, this book gives you a road map to augment your doctor’s best care while undergoing cancer treatment. Nutrition, attitude, exercise, detoxification, epigenetics, energy alignment, and gut microbiome are among the 12 essential keys.

Sophie Sabbage

 “ A brilliant book, for anybody who is living with cancer… this is invaluable. ” Lorraine Kelly, ITV. Says it all.  Sophie was an inspiration to me.

Dr Henning Saupe

‘Dr. Saupe’s comprehensive new book shows that there is so much a person can do to treat and prevent cancer in addition to conventional medicine. If you want to gain a thorough understanding of cancer cells and the immune system, I highly recommend Holistic Cancer Medicine. Kelly A. Turner, PhD, NYT bestselling author of Radical Hope and Radical Remission.

David Servan-Shreiber

This book is part of David’s legacy.  Science and personal experience combines to share how this doctor’s life was changed on diagnosis of brain cancer – his own.

Denise Stevenson

This is my story, as I filled my body and spirit with health throughout chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy.  It needn’t be yours.’

Robert Thomas

Evidence based, effective information from a leading oncologist and lifestyle scientist which will empower you to make the lifestyle and nutritional choices to improve outcomes and help you keep healthy after cancer. 

Dr Kelly A Turner

Real-life stories from cancer survivors who have used the 9 key factors from the NYT best-selling Radical Remission, with updated research and a 10th key factor revealed.

Ileana Von Hirsch

It’s been said that ‘laughter is the best medicine’ and this book is the opposite of a misery memoir. It’s certainly safe to give to cancer patients as a cheerful present. My friend Michelle did just that.

Chris Wark

This book was a ‘go to’ for me whilst in treatment. Such an encouragement from one who has healed and thrived.

Xandria Williams

Dr Williams has spent over 2 decades treating people, not cancer.  This is the first in a series of books: Cancer Concerns, Detecting Cancer and Vital Signs for Cancer Prevention are the others. She’s a cancer ‘tour de force.’

Dr Nasha Winters

Dr Nasha helps you understand why cancer and its treatment are not a one-size-fits-all.  It emphasises how to lead a healthy lifestyle and arm your body with the tools it needs to avoid or fight off illness, rather than just suffer from it.

Chris Woollams

Full of research, information and practical advice this was a ‘go to’ for me during my breast cancer experience.

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