Hematology & BMT Guide: Recommended Reading, Videos & CDs
Blood and Marrow Transplant
"Autologous Stem Cell Transplants: A Handbook for Patients," by Susan Stewart (2000)
"Bone Marrow and Blood Stem Cell Transplant: A Guide for Patients," by Susan Stewart (2002). Available in Spanish.
"The Caregivers' Guide for Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant, Practical Perspectives." Available for purchase or download from the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link.
"The New Normal: Life after Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant." Video about transplant produced by the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link. Also available on YouTube.
"The Resource Guide for Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant, Friends Helping Friends." Available for purchase or download from the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link.
"Survivorship Guide for Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant, Coping with Late Effects." Available for purchase or download from the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link.
"Voices of Hope and Healing: Stories from Transplant Survivors." Available for purchase or download from the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link.
Cancer Support and Information
"Anti-Cancer: A New Way of Life," by David Servan-Schreiber, M.D. (2009)
"Cancer as a Turning Point: From Surviving to Thriving." Eight audio CDs from "Healing Journeys" conferences (2007). Available at soundstrue.com
"Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips," by Kris Carr (2007)
"Everyone's Guide to Cancer Supportive Care: A Comprehensive Handbook for Patients and their Families," by Ernest Rosenbaum, M.D. and Isadora Rosenbaum (2005)
"Everyone's Guide to Cancer Therapy: How Cancer is Diagnosed, Treated, and Managed Day to Day," by Andrew Ko, M.D., Ernest Rosenbaum, M.D. and Malin Dollinger, M.D. (2008)
"Happiness in a Storm: Facing Illness and Embracing Life as a Healthy Survivor," by Wendy Harpham, M.D. (2006)
"Help Me Live: 20 Things People with Cancer Want You to Know," by Lori Hope (2005)
"The Human Side of Cancer: Living with Hope, Coping with Uncertainty," by Jimmie Holland and Sheldon Lewis (2001)
"It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life," by Lance Armstrong and Sally Jenkins (2003)
"Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal," by Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.
"My Grandfather's Blessings: Stories of Strength, Refuge, and Belonging," by Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.
"Sexuality and Cancer: For the Woman Who Has Cancer and Her Partner," by the American Cancer Society (2005)
"Sexuality and Cancer: For the Man who Has Cancer and His Partner," by the American Cancer Society (2005)
"What Helped Get Me Through: Cancer Survivors Share Wisdom and Hope," by the American Cancer Society, edited by Julie K. Silver, M.D. (2008)
"Across the Chasm: A Caregiver's Story," by Naomi L. Zikmund-Fisher
"Orientation to Caregiving: A Handbook for Family Caregivers of Patients with Serious Illnesses."' Produced through the Caregivers Project from the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. Available for download in English and Spanish at cancer.ucsf.edu.
"When Someone You Love is Being Treated for Cancer," by the National Cancer Institute. Available for download at www.cancer.gov.
Children and Teens
"How to Help Children through a Parent's Serious Illness," by Kathleen McCue
"When a Parent Has Cancer: A Guide to Caring for Your Children," by Wendy Harpham, M.D. (2004)
"When Your Parent Has Cancer: A Guide for Teens," by the National Cancer Institute. Available for download from www.cancer.gov.
"Finding the Money: A Guide to Paying Your Medical Bills," by Diane Pammenter-Tolley (2001)
"Mapping the Maze: Financial Planning Before Transplant" (2015). Available for download from the National Marrow Donor Program.
"The Alternative Medicine Handbook: The Complete Reference Guide to Alternative and Complementary Therapies," by Barrie Cassileth (1998)
"Choices in Healing: Integrating the Best of Conventional and Complementary Approaches to Cancer," by Michael Lerner (1996)
Meditation and Guided Imagery Books
"Fighting Cancer from Within: How to Use the Power of the Mind for Healing," by Martin L. Rossman, M.D. (2003)
"Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness," by Jon Kabat-Zinn (1991)
"Guided Imagery for Self-Healing," by Martin L. Rossman, M.D. (2000)
"Healing and Transformation through Self-Guided Imagery," by Leslie Davenport (2009)
"Staying Well with Guided Imagery," by Belleruth Naparstek (1995)
Meditation and Guided Imagery CDs
The Healing Mind
Guided imagery CDs and books to help with fighting cancer, sleep, pain, stress and wellness.
Guided imagery CDs to help with fighting cancer, sleeping and stress management.
Phone: (800) 800-8661
Meditation CDs and books from Jon Kabat-Zinn.
"A Dietician's Cancer Story," by Diana Dyer (2002)
Life after Cancer Treatment
"After Cancer: A Guide to Your New Life," by Wendy S. Harpham, M.D. (1995)
"Crazy Sexy Cancer Survivor: More Rebellion and Fire for Your Healing Journey," by Kris Carr (2008)
"Dancing in Limbo: Making Sense of Life after Cancer," by Glenna Halvorson-Boyd and Lisa K. Hunter (1995)
"Life after Cancer Treatment," by the National Cancer Institute.
Available for viewing or download from www.cancer.gov.
Hematology and BMT Resource Guide
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