Not all these books are about brain cancer, they’re not all books about cancer, but they’re all illness survival stories, and that’s what I’ve felt inspired by, and felt would be worth passing on; they’ve been helpful to me for one reason or another, and at one time or another.
The last two books are not survival stories but extremely informative books for different reasons. The Great White Lie is about what goes on in America’s hospitals, and how they’re not all we might think they are, that is unless we’ve personally experienced them. This book was written over twenty-five years ago now, it brought attention to many of the things that were wrong about the medical system then, many of these things still hold true. The author won a Pulitzer Prize. My feeling about this book, is more knowledge is better than less, and I wish it had been written before I started my own hospital exploration back in 1990.
How Doctors Think is a very interesting book about what goes on in a doctor’s mind as they treat patients. Great book.
- My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor
- The Great White Lie by Walt Bogdanich
- Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips by Criss Carr
- Making Miracles Happen by Gregory White Smith
- The Red Devil: To Hell by Katherine Russell Rich
- The Anatomy of Hope by Jerome Groopman
- The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
- Half Empty by David Rakoff
- How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman
These are useful sites:
- MI Partnering For Cures
- American Brain Tumor Foundation
- Angelight Films
- National Brain Tumor Society
- MGH Francis H. Burr Proton Beam Therapy Center
- Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative
- What is Chondrosarcoma?
- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- Pacific Medical Training