Books on Coping with Lymphoma

Coping with cancer and lymphoma is the hardest task we face. Now, in association with Amazon.com, there is web access to many titles that can be ordered online through their secure web server. Below are listed titles which may help one cope during and after a lymphoma diagnosis:


Living with Lymphoma : A Patient's Guide by Elizabeth M. Adler October 2005 - A current book on what lymphomas are, how they are treated, and other information patients and loved ones need to know. Now available from Amazon books in Paperback at a large discount.


The Cancer Patient's Workbook by Joanie Willis, DK Publishing, 2001 - what every cancer patient needs is a way to organize all their data (their lives) while having the energy of a AAA battery. Ms. Willis has done the leg work providing the cancer patient with a convenient format for keeping track, of doing better, of surviving well. Available from Amazon in paperback at a great price.


Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas - Making Sense of Diagnosis, Treatment, and Options by Lorraine Johnson, O'Reilly 1999 - The first book written with the patient and loved one in mind! The book is thorough in helping with the details from diagnosis to treatment and beyond. Special chapters are devoted to topic glossed over by other books - a must read! Now available from Amazon books in Paperback at a large discount.


Diagnosis Cancer: Your Guide to the First Few Months (second edition 1997) by Wendy S. Harpham, MD. Norton. An informative book on what to expect after diagnosis and how to cope during initial treatment - newly revised and updated!! Dr. Harpham knows how it is to be a lymphoma patient - she is a recurrent lymphoma survivor. She writes from a general cancer point of view with clarity and caring. This book is available from Amazon in paperback (at discount) and hardback 2nd Ed. / hardback (1st ed.)


When a Parent Has Cancer: A Guide to Caring for Your Children by Wendy S. Harpham, MD. 1997, HarperCollins. As a parent who had one young child and another born during cancer treatment I can really appreciate the advice given in this book. Wendy has treated the subject of cancer and parenting in a informed, knowledgeable, and caring way. Also included is the booklet Becky and the Worry Cup specifically for the children. With lovely illustrations, this small book will help children understand their parent's condition and includes coping skills. Amazon has the beautiful 2 book set.


The Jester Has Lost His Jingle by David Saltzman, Illustrated by Maurice Sendak, Jester Co., Inc. 1995 - this wonderful book teaches kids about love and overcoming overwhelming odds. The beautiful hardcover book and a plush doll are both available separately from Amazon.


After Cancer: A Guide to Your New Life by Wendy S. Harpham, MD. 1994, Norton. This book helped me a great deal in understanding where I was and what I felt. My highest recommendation. This book is available in both paperback and hardback

Childhood Cancer Survivors - A Practical Guide to your Future by Nancy Keene, Wendy Hobbie & Kathy Ruccione, O'Reilly 2000 - The book for those who survived cancer as a child or adolescent. Follow-up care, relationships, employment/insurance, and medical issues are explained in non-medical terms and examples from survivors are given. A bonus is a treatment record. This book is a must read! Now available from Amazon books in Paperback at a large discount.


Hodgkin's Disease: The Consequences of Survival by Mortimer J. Lacher, John R. Redman - still the definitive book on late effects from Hodgkin's treatment. Out of print but Amazon can try to find a copy for you.


Everyone's Guide to Cancer Therapy by Dollinger, Rosenbaum, and Cable. 1994. An easy to read, affordable guide covering diagnosis, treatment, and care. Amazon offers the 848 page paperback at discount.


Dancing in Limbo: Making Sense of Life After Cancer by Glenna Halvorson-Boyd and Lisa Hunter, 1995. A book by two health professionals on the struggles of living life after cancer. Amazon has the 177 page hardback at discount.

Being Brett by Douglas Hobbie, 1996. A father recalls his daughter's harrowing and courageous struggle with Hodgkin's disease. Douglas Hobbie writes with insight that strips away the myths and unrealities that surround the disease and often insulate us from terminal conditions. This book is available from Amazon at a discount in Paperback.


Creative Kindness by Nancy Zieman with Gail Brown, Reiman Publications, 2000 - a book of sewing projects that make a difference. There are three projects on headcoverings suitable for those on chemotherapy or radiotherapy - sewing experience not required! More information on Gail's Web Site.




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