Cancer: 50 Essential Things to Do by Greg Anderson


Below is a list of topics covered in this book, available at the Don and Cathy Jacobs Health Education Center at the University of Kentucky.


Part 1: Understand the Cancer Journey

The Emerging Model of Cancer Care

  1. The Tumor Model
  2. The Shift
  3. The Question of Cause
  4. Beyond the Cause: Your Response

The True Sources of Health and Healing

  1. The Will to Live
  2. Hope: The Force that Sets Your Course
  3. Spiritual Connection: Inner Guidence
  4. Relationships: Emotional Intelligence
  5. Mind/Body: Visualizing the Desired Outocme
  6. Physical Exercise: The Five Hour Standard
  7. Nutrition: The Most Healthful Choice

Caution: Overtreatment

  1. More is not better
  2. Overtreating Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer
  3. Chemotherapy: Be Skeptical
  4. Stopping Chemotherapy: A new standard
  5. Fractioned Dose Treatment

A Roadmap To Treatment

  1. Learning from the true experts
  2. The Six Strategies
  3. Implementation Intelligence

Part II: The 50 Essential Things to DoThe First Step: Understand Your Diagnosis

The First Step: Understand Your Diagnosis

  1. Stop Awfulizing
  2. Take Charge
  3. Ask your doctor these questions
  4. Get a second opinion
  5. Become an E-Patient
  6. Rethink the Statistics

The Second Step: Determine your treatment

  1. Understand your conventional treatment options
  2. Gauge your confidence in your medical team
  3. Conviction vs. wishful thinking
  4. Reflect on the treatment Decision
  5. Decide
  6. Give only informed consent

The Third Step: Manage Your Treatment

  1. Believe in your treatment program
  2. Overcome your nausea and vomiting
  3. Make the most of your appointments
  4. Monitor your progress

The Fourth Step: Heal Your Lifestyle

  1. Live “Well”
  2. Operate Under New Assumptions
  3. Schedule Your Wellness
  4. Eliminate Active and Passive Smoking
  5. Adopt this Nutritional Strategy During Treatment
  6. Shop for Nutrient-Dense Food
  7. Hydrate
  8. Know Why You’re Eating
  9. Determine Your Nutritional Supplement Program
  10. Make Exercise Part of your recovery
  11. Sleep More
  12. Find Positive Support

The Fifth Step: Heal with the mind

  1. Study these resources
  2. Analyze your beliefs
  3. “Reframe” your cancer
  4. Evaluate your self-talk
  5. Choose a Daily Affirmation
  6. Manage your toxic stress
  7. Visualize Health and Healing
  8. Maximize Mind, Body and Treatment

The Sixth Step: Embrace Your New Life

  1. Understand the Message of Illness
  2. Live Now
  3. Take time to play
  4. Laugh for Healing Power
  5. Evaluate Your Relationships
  6. Get Beyond “Why?”
  7. Practice Self-Discipline
  8. Choose Your Emotional Style

Seventh Step: Nurture Your Spirit

  1. See Life through spiritual eyes
  2. Value Personal Spiritual Growth
  3. Make Forgiveness a Habit
  4. Exude Gratitude
  5. Practice Unconditional Loving
  6. Share this hope

Part Three

Essential Guides for the Journey

Guide 1: Nutrition and Medicine

  1. The Vitiman D Promise
  2. Cancer and Sugar
  3. Clean Out Your Pantry and Refrigerator
  4. Cook and Shop Helpfully
  5. Sample Menus
  6. The Cancer Recovery “Real Foods” shopping list

Guide 2: Mind/Body and Healing

  1. Illness Representations
  2. Mind/Body visualization exercises

Guide 3: Complementary Cancer Therapies

  1. Counseling
  2. Group Support
  3. Creative Therapies
  4. Spiritual Healing
  5. Energy Work
  6. Bodywork

Guide 4: Alternative Cancer Therapies

  1. Overview
  2. Ayurveda
  3. Homeopathy
  4. Naturopathic Medicine
  5. Traditional Chinese Medicine

Guide 5: Living Well

  1. Cell phones and Cancer
  2. Other Environmental Threats
  3. Environmental Toxins Top 10 Checklist











The Cancer Survivor’s Companion: Practical Ways to Cope with Your Feelings After Cancer by Dr. Frances Goodhart & Lucy Atkins


Below is a list of topics covered in this book, available at the Don and Cathy Jacobs Health Education Center at the University of Kentucky.

Below are a list of topics covered in the book:


  1. Worries
  2. Depression and low mood
  3. Anger
  4. Self-esteem and body image
  5. Relationships and Sex
  6. Fatigue
  7. Sleep
  8. Relax




Fighting Cancer with Knowledge and Hope: A guide for patients, families, and healthcare providers by Richard C. Frank, MD


Below is a list of topics covered in this book, available at the Don and Cathy Jacobs Health Education Center at the University of Kentucky.

Part 1: Exposing Cancer

  1. First Steps: When First Diagnosed, What should I ask?
  2. What is Cancer?
    1. The Three Essential Properties of Cancer
    2. Understanding How Cancer Spreads
  3. Diagnosis, Staging, Curability
    1. Making a Diagnosis of Cancer
    2. Determining the extent or stage of cancer
    3. Estimating curability
  4. Understanding Specific Cancers
    1. Carcinomas
    2. Blood and Lymph Cancers
    3. Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
    4. Sarcomas
    5. Brain Tumors
  5. Why Cancer Develops
    1. Cancer and the Blueprint for Life
    2. Family Cancers
    3. Cancer and the Environment
    4. Why do some people get cancer?

Part II: Attacking Cancer

6. How Cancer Grows: The Basis of Cancer Treatment

  1. Cancer Develops over Decades
  2. Cancer Grows by Organized Chaos
  3. Cancer Can Grow Unpredictibly
  4. Cancer is Survival of the Fittest
  5. The Devil is in the Details

7. Cancer Treatments Revolve Around Metastasis

  1. After Surgery: “Why do I need Chemo if I’m Cancer Free?”
  2. Eye on the prize: Complete Cancer Eradication
  3. When Surgery is not the first step
  4. Metastatic diseases: Cancer vs. control
  5. How a treatment strategy is chosen
  6. Cancer in the older individual
  7. The Role of Surgery in Metastatic Cancer
  8. The Role of Radiation Therapy in Metastatic Cancer

8. Cancer Treatments at Work

  1. A New Era of Hope
  2. Targeting the Lifelines of Cancer
  3. Chemotherapy
  4. Targeted Therapies
  5. Hormone Therapies
  6. Radiation Therapy
  7. Why do Cancer Treatments Sometimes Fail

9. Personalized Cancer Medicine: Tailoring Treatment to the Patient

  1. Focus on Prostate Cancer: Targeting Testosterone
  2. Targeted Approaches in Other Cancers
  3. Genetic Profiling of Cancer

10. Harnessing the Immune System

  1. Releasing the Brakes on the Immune System
  2. Cancer, Stress and the Mind-Body Connection
  3. Alternative Cancer Therapies
  4. In Search of Evidence

11. Get Prepared to Survive

  1. Live for Today
  2. Physical Challenges of Survivors
  3. Psychological Challenges of Survivors
  4. Survival is Spelled LMNOP
  5. Final Thoughts

Appendix 1: Types of Medicine

Appendix 2: For More Information