Anni's Cancer Companion: An A-Z of Treatments, Therapies and Healing

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Singing Dragon, Aug 15, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 320 pages
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When Anni Matthews was diagnosed with cancer, she decided to do something really valuable with the experience: she produced a book that is a friendly companion for those who must face the disease. Of huge practical help to anyone diagnosed with cancer and those who care for them, this book is a one-stop guide to making sense and use of the orthodox treatments, complementary therapies, and psychological, spiritual and holistic options available. Subjects ranging from the most current major advances in treatments and diagnosis to the small but effective ways of relieving the side-effects are explained clearly and concisely, often with humour and always with warmth. Written by a bright, articulate woman, who was determined to have an informed say in what happened to her, Anni's Cancer Companion marks a new generation of books about cancer. It is that rare thing: a reference book that is human.
 

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Anni's Cancer Companion: An A-Z of Treatments, Therapies and Healing

User Review  - Bette-Lee Fox - Book Verdict

This encyclopedic cancer resource includes more than 150 entries, from A is for Acupuncture and C is for Chemotherapy to M is for Meditation and R is for Radiotherapy and more. Matthews was a British ... Read full review

Contents

I
23
II
51
III
75
VI
105
VII
129
VIII
138
IX
148
XI
154
XVII
218
XIX
225
XX
248
XXIII
252
XXV
261
XXVII
278
XXVIII
287
XXIX
294

XIII
174
XIV
179
XV
183
XVI
198
XXX
299
XXXII
302
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Anni Matthews was a city executive in charge of running a busy property development company in London. Following her diagnosis and research, she became a dedicated spokesperson for cancer sufferers, lecturing to Glaxo Smith Kline staff and Womens Institutes, as well as being an active trustee of the Bristol Cancer Care Centre. She fielded countless phonecalls from anxious cancer patients and friends, providing answers to a spectrum of questions and worries, her philosophy always being 'think positive challenge, not negative acceptance'. Karol Sikora is Medical Director of CancerPartnersUK which is creating the largest independent cancer network in the UK. He was Professor and Chair of the Department of Cancer Medicine at Imperial College and is still honorary Consultant Oncologist at Hammersmith Hospital, London. He chairs the scientific advisory board of SourceBioscience PLC, Britain's leading cancer diagnostic company. He is Dean of Britain's first independent Medical School at the University of Buckingham and is a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

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