Recommended Reading List

An Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide to Cancer
by W. John Diamond, M.D., W. Lee Cowden, M.D. and Burton Goldberg
Future Medicine Publishing, Inc., Tiburon, California

This book outlines the cancer treatment plans of 23 alternative physicians and contains guidelines for innovative approaches such as dietary changes, nutritional supplements, botanicals, drugs, and treatments such as; detoxification, heat therapy, water therapy, biological dentistry, therapeutic massage/exercise and Qigong. Chapter 26 covers the history of alternative treatments and cancer politics. The book retails for $50.00 in the U.S. but is a most comprehensive guide.
Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide
compiled by the Burton Goldberg Group
Future Medicine Publishing, Inc., Fife, Washington

An authorative source of information on diet, nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, chiropractic, Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, environmental medicine, chelation therapy, and other disciplines of alternative medicine.

The Hope of Living Cancer FREE
by Francisco Contreras, M.D.
Siloam Press, Lake Mary, Florida

Dr. Contreras shares his knowledge of traditional and complementary alternative treatments from his experience with thousands of patients at the Oasis of Hope Hospital. "Dr. Contreras specialized in surgical oncology at the University Hospital in Vienna, Austria, and in alternative therapies at the Oasis of Hope Hospital, receiving personal instruction from Ernesto Contreras, Sr., MD. His exceptional work as a physician, clinical researcher and health educator has given him a profound understanding of healthcare needs."

Nature's Cancer-Fighting Foods
by Verne Verona
Future Medicine Publishing, Inc., Fife, Washington
Verne Verona is an engaging speaker at health expos, educational institutions, and public health seminars. He is also an instructor at The International College of Naturopathy and a nutritional counselor in oriental medicine, trained at the Kushi Institute.

Beating Cancer With Nutrition
by Dr. Patrick Quillin with Noreen Quillin
Reward Books

This book outlines clear and practical ways to fight cancer by using foods and supplements to boost immune system, assist chemo and radiation treatments, prevent excatchia (malnutrition) and slow down tumor growth. The Quillins simplify the complex physiology of cancer, cite numerous scientific studies and explain in easy to understand terms how to change conditions that allow cancer to thrive.

The original edition of "Beating Caner with Nutrition" became such a classic that it has now been translated to Japanese and Chinese and is a home study continuing education course for registered nurses

Patrick Quillin is the Vice President of Nutrition for Cancer Treatment Centers of America (800-FOR_HELP), with hospitals located in Chicago, Tulsa, and Los Angeles.

Cancer - A Second Opinion
by Josef Issels, MD
Avery Publishing Group, NY

"A look at understanding, controlling, and curing cancer." A pioneer in alternative treatments for cancers, Josef Issels established the first European Hospital for "incurable" cancer patients. This book covers his lifelong research and integrative cencer treatment methods.
Dr. Heinerman's Encyclopedia of Nature's Vitamin's & Minerals
by John Heinerman, Ph.D.
Prentice Hall

One of many books by Heinerman on natural healing, this book concentrates on nutrients. Dr. Heinerman makes nutrition interesting and he backs up what he says with ample scientific references and interesting historical facts. While this book does not concentrate solely on cancer issues, it is comprehensive for total health and sites many anti cancer nutrients and the studies that support them. Of particular interest to me were the histories of selenium and laetrile. Dr. Heinerman explains nutrition in plain English.
Following is a list of some of the other books he has authored: Heinerman's Encyclopedia of Juices, Teas, and Tonics (1996), Heinerman's Encyclopedia of Fruits and Vegetables (1995), Heinerman's Encyclopedia of Healing Herbs and Spices (1995), Heinerman's Encyclopedia of Nuts, Berries & Seeds (1995) and Heinerman's Encyclopedia of Healing Juices (1994)
Healing Foods
by Patricia Hausman & Judith Benn Hurley
Rodale Press

The Ultimate Authority on the Curative Power of Nutrition
The Moss Reports
by Ralph W. Moss, PhD
A comprehensive reference guide that covers conventional as well as alternative and complimentary cancer treatment choices. Visit for more information.
Dressed to Kill, The link Between Breast Cancer and Bras
by Sydney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer
Avery Publishing Group
Medical anthropologist Sydney Ross Singer and his assistant Soma Grismaijer report on the Breast and Bra (BBC) study that established a scientifically valid link between breast cancer and bras. The study entailed interviews with 4,700 women conducted from 1991 to 1993. The authors postulate that the constrictive nature of a brassiere can suppress the lymphatic system which can cause toxins to accumulate in the breast.
Physicians' Desk Reference(PDR)
1999 Physicians' Desk Reference Hardcover 53rd edition (December 1998)
Medical Economics Data
Dimensions (in inches): 3.59 x 11.83 x 9.38

The PDR has been universally recognized for over fifty years as the premier authority on prescription medicines and their effects (FDA approved information). With over 3,000 pages of prescription drugs, the updated Physicians' Desk Reference is the most comprehensive, widely used drug reference available. There's a "Manufacturers' Index," a "Brand and Generic Name Index," a "Product Category Index," and the "Product Identification Guide" (30 glossy pages filled with thousands of color pictures). There are also lists of drug information centers and poison control centers, but the heart of the book is the "Product Information" section, which details the pharmacology, usage, warnings, and precautions for more than 2,200 pharmaceuticals. The result is a weighty, irreplaceable medical reference. Most libraries carry recent versions of the PDR in their reference section.
Available at for $79.95
Davis DRUG GUIDE for Nurses, Sixth edition
by Judith Hopfer Deglin, PharmD and April Hazard Vallerand, PhD, RN
F.A. Davis Company, Philadelphia

This reference book of prescription medications spells out possible complications and symptoms of known reactions to medications. Book with disk version also available.
Your Body Knows Best
by Ann Louise Gittleman, M.S., with James Templeton and Candelora Versace
Pocket Books

Gittleman discusses how you can customize your diet to provide your body with the nutrition it needs. This book explains how you can determine a personalized diet plan based on your heritage, blood type and metabolism.
Gittleman is also the author of Supernutrition for Women andSupernutrition for Menopause
Prescription for Nutritional Healing
by P. James F. Balch, MD and Phyllis A. Balch, C.N.C.
Avery Publishing Group Inc.
This book is divided into three parts. An excellent reference guide.
Asian Health Secrets, The complete Guide to Asian Herbal Medicine
by Letha Hadady, D. AC.
Three Rivers Press
Hadaday grew up knowing herbal remedies from her grandmother. This book is not merely a cross reference of herbs and the ailments they can alleviate. It is more like a textbook on the art of Asian medicine.
Asian Health Secrets is organized into five major parts: Herbal Secrets from the East, Diagnoses and Diet, Bringing You into Balance, Practice, and Herbs and the Mind.
This book makes it possible to be very specific in your use of herbal remedies.
MAMM magazine
subscription inquiries: USA 888-901-MAMM
Canada and Oversees 815-734-4151

Excellent magazine dedicated to women's experiences with breast cancer. MAMM will keep you up to date on the latest news and the stories that survivors share can be a great companion while recuperating from treatments. Since there is generally extensive product information on back pages of ads for pharmaceuticals, this magazine can also be a good resource when investigating drugs prescribed by your oncologist. NOTE: Mamm Magazine is no longer in print. Back issues of Mamm Magazine articles can be found on various medical journal websites. Use your favorite search engine to find articles.
Total Breast Health
by Robin Keuneke
Kensington Books
Written by a natural foods counselor and skilled chef, this book is a cornucopia of knowledge on what foods to eat to boost immune system, detoxify, and protect the body from cancer invasion. You'll learn what fats to avoid, what fats are good for you, the benefits of prostaglandins, phytonutrients, phytochemicals and Omega 3 fatty acids. Includes over 125 recipes.
Her-2 The Making of Herceptin, a Revolutionary Treatment for Breast Cancer
by Robert Bazell
Random House, New York

Robert Bazell is the chief science correspondent for NBC News. His book tells the history of Herceptin, from lab experiments through the dramatic trials of politics, egos, corporate decisions, scientific investigations to its final destination, the patient's bedside after activists lobbyed for a "compassionate Use" program.

Ralph W. Moss, Ph.D., author of the Moss Reports and many other books on alternative treatments for cancer brings his expertise to his website along with archives of his electronic Cancer Decusions newsletter.

The BC Cancer Agency
The BC Cancer Agency, based in Vancouver has developed this site with comprehensive information on cancer statistics, diagnosis and treatment methods, research and more.

Although you must register with this site to access information, it contains timely information targeted to medical professionals. Of particular interest are the oncology conference seminars reports. You may also register to recieve an email newsletter targeted to people in the medical field.

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