Cancer: 50 Essential Things to Do

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Penguin, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 198 pages

Take charge of your diagnosis and choose hope over fear

In 1984, Greg Anderson was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. He was given only thirty days to live. Refusing to give up, he set out to find what he could learn from others who had been diagnosed as "terminal" and lived. Based on decades of research and the experiences of more than 16,000 survivors, Cancer: 50 Essential Things to Do teaches the practical, holistic action steps that can help you create wellness.

With a powerful message and proven results, this revised and updated edition also includes:

Compelling new facts about how nutrition and activity level affect cancer cells

Cautionary information about the risks of overtreatment

Evidence of the benefits of Vitamin D consumption


 

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Contents

A Road Map to Recovery
14
Essential Things to Do
25
Understand Your Conventional Treatment Options
44
Gauge Your Confidence in Your Medical Team
50
Conviction Versus Wishful Thinking
52
Reflect on the Treatment Decision
54
Decide
58
Give Only Informed Consent
60
Reframe Your Cancer
116
Evaluate Your SelfTalk
118
Choose a Daily Affirmation
121
Manage Your Toxic Stress
127
Visualize Wellness
129
Minimize Treatment Side Effects
132
Your New Life Perspectives
135
Understand the Message of Illness
137

Believe in Your Treatment Program
63
Overcome Fatigue and Nausea
65
Make the Most of Your Appointments
68
Monitor Your Progress
70
Heal Your Lifestyle
71
Live Well
73
Operate Under New Assumptions
75
Schedule Your Wellness
77
Eliminate Active and Passive Smoking
79
Adopt This Nutritional Strategy During Treatment
81
Shop for NutrientDense Foods
85
Drink Adequate Pure Water
88
Know Why Youre Eating
90
Determine Your Nutritional Supplement Program
92
Make Exercise Part of Your Recovery Program
101
Get More Sleep
104
Find a Positive Support Group
106
Heal with the Mind
109
Study These Resources
111
Discover Your Beliefs
113
Live This Moment
141
Take Time to Play
144
Laugh for Healing Power
146
Evaluate Your Relationships
148
Get Beyond Why?
151
Practice SelfDiscipline
153
Choose Your Emotional Style
156
For the Committed
161
See Life Through Spiritual Eyes
163
Value Personal Spiritual Growth
166
Make Forgiveness a Habit
169
Exude Gratitude
174
Practice Unconditional Loving
177
Share This Hope
180
You Have a Future
181
If Chemotherapy Is Recommended
183
Complementary Therapies and SelfHelp Techniques
188
Natural Nontoxic Alternative Cancer Therapies
197
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About the author (2009)

Greg Anderson is the bestselling author of six books on health and inspiration. He is the founder and chairman of the American Wellness and Cancer Conquerors Foundations, national support organizations committed to teaching patients and their families howto cope with cancer.

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