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Irishmum
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Book Recommendations

Postby Irishmum » Sat Mar 11, 2023 4:12 pm

Does anyone have any books or podcasts they would highly recommend? I have read Radical Remission and N of 1 (which I highly recommend to anyone going through a cancer diagnosis). I also listen to a podcast by Kelsie Snow called "Sorry I'm sad" which I find helpful and meaningful, and incredibly inspiring.
Female 52
4/21 Dx w/ Stage 3 RC
Tumor Location: lower rectum
Tumor type: Adenocarcinoma with Neuroendocrine features
MSS stable
Tumor size (2.5cm)
4/21: 8 rounds FOLFIRINOX followed by
6 weeks of chemoradiation w/capecitabine
Near CR of primary
12/21 Scan shows 3 Liver Mets
1/22 3 more rounds FOLFIRINOX
2/22: Growth in liver mets
3/22: Liver resection #1
5/22 SBRT with TAS 102 for solitary new liver met
8/22 NED
11/22 Still NED
CCR of primary
1/23 3 new liver Mets
5/23 TIL Therapy

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beach sunrise
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Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:14 pm

Re: Book Recommendations

Postby beach sunrise » Sun Mar 12, 2023 3:39 pm

One of my go to books is "Adaptogens in Medical Herbalism" by Donnie Yance.
8/19 RC CEA 82.6 T3N0M0
5FU/rad 6 wk
IVC 75g 1 1/2 wks before surgery. Continue 2x a week
Surg 1/20 -margins T4bN1a IIIC G2 MSI- 1/20 LN+ LVI+ PNI-
pre cea 24 post 5.9
FOLFOX
7 rds 6-10 CEA 11.4 No more
CEA
7/20 11.1 8.8
8/20 7.8
9/20 8.8, 9, 8.6
10/20 8.1
11/20 8s
12/20 8s-9s
ADAPT++++ chrono
CEA
10/23/22 26.x
12/23/22 22.x
2023
1/5 17.1
1/20 15.9
3/30 14.9
6/12 13.3
8/1 2.1
Nodule RML SUV 1.3 5mm
Rolles 3 of 4 lung nodules cancer
KRAS
Chem-sens test failed Not enough ca cells to test

IM64
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Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2022 5:51 pm

Re: Book Recommendations

Postby IM64 » Sun Mar 12, 2023 9:23 pm

beach sunrise wrote:One of my go to books is "Adaptogens in Medical Herbalism" by Donnie Yance.

Another valuable find after Moss report.
Your info is very helpful as always!
Husband of DX 10/2022 (50 yo), Stage IV, MSS, KRAS G12A, PIK3CA, G545L
Multiple bilateral Lung mets/Extensive bilobar Liver mets, CEA 4163
10/2022 Colostomy, Biliary drain, FOLFOX (+Avastin 4 rounds)
1/2023 Biliary drain removed, CEA 498
3/2023 FOLFOX failed after 9 rounds total, CEA raised to 651, started FOLFIRI w/o Avastin

Siti
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Joined: Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:58 am

Re: Book Recommendations

Postby Siti » Mon Mar 13, 2023 6:14 am

I think many of us here have read the same books, some inspirational, some confusing, some that give hope and some that causes more stress.

Personally I quite like "Foods to Fight Cancer". It's an easy read, lots of interesting facts and great as a guide/reference (https://www.dk.com/us/book/978146545628 ... ht-cancer/)

My husband found "Anticancer: A New Way of Life by David Servan-Schreiber" insightful.
DH (54) DX on 5/7/19
Sigmoid|G3|LN:30/31|MSS|WT KRAS, NRAS, BRAF
7/19 PET distant LN para-aorta neck hip (0.5-1.5cm)
7/19 Lap resection
26/8 to 20/12/19 CAPEOX+Bev 7x
6/11/19 CT 3 cycle LN shrunk
1/20 Cap+Bev
4/20 TS-1+Bev due to bad HFS
NED 4 years
8/23 PET recurrence chest LN growing since Feb. CEA May(4.5>5.1>5.9)
9/23 Stopped Bev, CEA Sept(8.7) Radio 17x
11/23 PET 1+ supraclavicular LN, CEA (3.4>2.5)
12/23 Lymphadenectomy
1/24 Narrow margins, 1/5 +LN, 1.4cm +tissue, TMB (19)

Irishmum
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Re: Book Recommendations

Postby Irishmum » Thu Mar 16, 2023 11:45 am

Thank you!
Female 52
4/21 Dx w/ Stage 3 RC
Tumor Location: lower rectum
Tumor type: Adenocarcinoma with Neuroendocrine features
MSS stable
Tumor size (2.5cm)
4/21: 8 rounds FOLFIRINOX followed by
6 weeks of chemoradiation w/capecitabine
Near CR of primary
12/21 Scan shows 3 Liver Mets
1/22 3 more rounds FOLFIRINOX
2/22: Growth in liver mets
3/22: Liver resection #1
5/22 SBRT with TAS 102 for solitary new liver met
8/22 NED
11/22 Still NED
CCR of primary
1/23 3 new liver Mets
5/23 TIL Therapy

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CRguy
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Joined: Sun Feb 10, 2008 6:00 pm

Re: Book Recommendations

Postby CRguy » Fri Mar 17, 2023 9:58 pm

There have been many discussions here about the book :
Anticancer: A New Way of Life by David Servan-Schreiber

those interested can check out this search list for more info
https://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/search.php?st=0&sk=t&sd=d&sr=posts&keywords=AntiCancer+book&fid%5B%5D=1
Caregiver x 4
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
17 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing totally randomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
Review of my Journey so far

aquarian_asian
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Joined: Wed Jul 07, 2021 7:07 am

Re: Book Recommendations

Postby aquarian_asian » Sat Mar 18, 2023 8:33 am

I read and follow "Eat to beat disease" by Dr William Li.
Thanks
Feb 2021 - Dx Stage3B - rectal cancer (Age is 48, Male)
April 2021 - Radiation - for a week (5 mins x 5 days)
May 2021 - LAR surgery
Pathology: G2, LN+ PVI+, Lymph Nodes 5 out of 22
Temporary Ileostomy
Jun-Aug 2021 - Chemo 4 cycles 3 months (CAPOX)
Feb 2022 - Ileostomy reversal


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