It’s totally natural to hear “cancer” and immediately want to search the Internet for every possible piece of information! But trust me, that can be so damaging to your mindset at a time when you really need to focus on yourself! No two bodies are exactly alike, so push the laptop or your phone to the side and listen to the advice your doctors are offering for your unique situation.
When I found out I had stage 3 ovarian cancer, I dove into trying to learn as much as I could about it, from switching to nontoxic health and beauty products to focusing on nutrition and alternative therapies like acupuncture and meditation for stress relief. The statistics available were – are – depressing, but I learned to stop dwelling on them and focus on taking control. I wanted to educate myself, and I worked hard to identify credible resources, which took a TON of time. I don’t want you to have to spend as much time as it took me to find the resources I really needed.
Today, I’m battling a recurrence and find myself returning to these resources to feel inspired to stay on the healthy path I know gives me the best shot to beat this horrible disease. So, ever wonder what resources other cancer fighters keep at their fingertips? I asked two of my favorite cancer-fighting experts, Dr. Chasse Bailey-Dorton from Levine Cancer Institute’s Integrative Oncology Clinic and Dr. Josh Axe, a doctor of natural medicine, doctor of chiropractic and clinical nutritionist with a passion to help people get well using food as medicine, and of course I’m sharing my own favorites, too!
If you like learning about their must-read book list, please let me know in the comments below. I want to give you information YOU find helpful! And if you really like this list, PLEASE share it! You never know who’s facing the C word and wondering where to turn.
My favorite resources:
- Tripping over the Truth: How the Metabolic Theory of Cancer is Overturning One of Medicine’s Most Entrenched Paradigms, by Travis Christofferson
- Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds, by Kelly A. Turner, PhD.
- Five to Thrive, by Lise N. Alschuler, ND
- Beating Cancer with Nutrition, by Patrick Quillin, PhD, RD, CNS
- How to Prevent and Treat Cancer with Natural Medicine, by Dr. Michael Murray
Dr. Chasse Bailey-Dorton’s recommended reading list:
- Integrative Oncology, by Donald I. Abrams and Andrew T. Weil
- Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds, by Kelly A. Turner, PhD
- The Cancer Fighting Kitchen, by Rebecca Katz
- Mindfulness-based Cancer Recovery, by Linda Carlson
- Fight Back with Joy, by Margaret Feinberg
- Reclaiming Your Life after Diagnosis, by Kim Thiboldeaux and Mitch Golant
- Chasing Daylight, by Eugene O’Kelly
- Integrative Strategies for Cancer Patients by Elena Ladas and Kara Kelly
- Anti-Cancer: A New Way of Life, by David Servan-Schreiber
Dr. Josh Axe’s recommended reading roundup:
- Cancer Killers, by Charles Majors
- Eat Dirt, by Josh Axe
- The Root Cause, by Izabella Wentz
- The Blue Zones, by Dan Buettner
- Never Be Sick Again, by Raymond Francis
Thank you Sherry,
I was diagnosed Stage 3 c also in 2014 and have just found out I have a reoccurrance.
This information is so timely.
God bless you Sherry and stay strong. I pray for your recovery every day. You are beautiful on the inside and the outside. Happy you have so much support from everyone, especially Martin, his family and yours. All of us have been affected in some way by this horrible and humiliating disease. It takes strong people like you to take a stand for us all. Keep up the fight-we are all behind you 100%!!! xoxo
Hi Sherry, my name is Sandy n I was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer in 1994. My daughter Sophie was 3 at the time n I wondered what I was going to do. Drs at the community hospital I was at gave me less than 6 months to live. Being that I was a nurse I knew I had to be my own advocate n quickly. I went to Mass General Hospital in Boston n there a great man Dr Arlan Fuller saved my life. After many battles I’ve been told 3 years ago “consider yourself cured.” Can’t believe it’s been 20 years n Sophie is 23. So glad I could be there for her. I thank God n Dr Fuller every day. God Bless you n all out there going through Hell with this horrible disease. Stay strong.❤️?Sandy
I hope you get a chance to watch The Truth About Cancer documentary. Also Ty Bollinger has a book as well. Dr. Butter is in Cornelius, close to Charlotte. He was in the film. A great holistic doctor. Many other great holistic doctors are in the film. Also read Radical Remission. Great book about cancer survivors!