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The Complete Helpful Book Collection

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Why do people living with cancer recommend this product?

"Tea & Chemo is exactly the sort of book I needed 17 months ago when given the devastating news of a cancer diagnosis. A candid account of how diagnosis, the treatment regime and the cancer noise takes over life. Jackie exudes positivity and determination in her outlook. An insightful read for family and friends of anyone affected by cancer, in particular to understand some of the emotional challenges and to identify some practical ways they could offer their support. Lots of humour along the way and not a scary statistic to be found!"

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About The Complete Helpful Book Collection

When you are diagnosed with cancer, you can often completely alone even in a room full of people. But we want you to know that you are not alone. Learn and understand what the path ahead might look like, and get tips and tools that have been helpful to others as the journey progresses with the Live Better With Complete Helpful Book Collection.

The Complete Helpful Book Collection includes:

Cancer Is My Teacher by Lucy O'Donnell (RRP £12.99): Cancer Is My Teacher is a both moving and practical account of Lucy O'Donnell's own experiences of living with cancer. The book describes how she manage to turn cancer into a positive experience. This book doesn't just cover the physical side, but also the emotional and spiritual aspects. It gives advice on a number of aspects of living with cancer including how to tell the family, side effects of the treatments, what to say to someone with cancer, and even what to pack for surgery.

Tea & Chemo: Fighting Cancer, Living Life by Jackie Buxton (RRP £7.99): When at the age of 45, Jackie was diagnosed with cancer, she did what she always does when presented with a challenge, she wrote it down. This book is based on the blog she wrote about her experience with cancer and her nine months of treatment. Despite her diagnosis, Jackie quickly realised life was far from bad and became a "bit of an expert" on hair loss, water retention and rich tea biscuits. Tea & Chemo is full of laughter, tears, honesty and hope, and is a wonderful read for anyone who is living with cancer or has a friend or family member living with cancer. All proceeds from the book go to three fantastic charities: The Haven, Breast Cancer Now and The Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre, Harrogate.

Rise: Surviving and Thriving After Trauma by Sian Williams (RRP £12.89): Sian Williams is an award-winning journalist known for her work on BBC television and Radio 4. A week before her 50th birthday she was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to undergo a double mastectomy, changing the way she viewed life completely. Her journey to recovery was hard-fought, so she sought out others who had rebuilt their shattered worlds after very different personal traumas, to see how they’d done it and why they felt stronger than before. Their lessons are in this book, along with honest personal diaries which are both uplifting and helpful. They’re woven together with the latest science on resilience and my research on how to make psychology, sleep, diet and activity work for all of us, to get us through the toughest of times.

Cancer Fitness Programme: Exercise programmes for patients and survivors by Anna Schwartz (RRP £16.99): Based on Anna's research and work as a nurse and coach, this book offers the reader comprehensive advice and an easy programme to follow to aid recovery. Through exercise, patients can help speed up recovery and reduce fatigue, as well as manage side effects and help regain control over the body. Cancer Fitness provides clear and safe directions to help start a long-lasting lifestyle change.

Royal Marsden Cancer Cookbook (RRP £13.29): This cookbook is a divided into three: a detailed section by Dr Clare Shaw on diet and cancer and the problems you may face during treatment (such as loss of appetite, nausea, sore mouth, change of taste); recipes to cook during treatment, which are nutritionally beneficial and wholesome enough to keep you strong even if you can't eat too much; and a section of recipes for after treatment aimed at keeping you healthy. This product is a wonderful book for patients going through all stages of cancer and can really give some great insight into eating well during this time. These recipes are designed to serve smaller portions and two people as well as families, and there are lots of tips about budgeting, leftovers and freezing. Dr Shaw wants to emphasise that you don't have to cook special, separate meals for one, the rest of the family can eat in the same way, saving time and stress as well as encouraging a healthier diet for all.

Nourish: The Cancer Care Cookbook by Penny Brohn Cancer Care (RRP £11.99): Good nutrition is important for people undergoing cancer treatment, but so often the side-effects of the treatment make food unappealing and eating becomes a struggle. In Nourish you'll find easy-to-follow recipes designed specifically for cancer patients (and their families). The focus is on nutritious food that can be easily tolerated - and can help to alleviate common symptoms and side-effects and form a crucial part of any cancer treatment programme. The role of nutrition is explained and the introduction outlines clear advice on cancer-fighting foods and how to tackle side-effects. All the 70+ recipes are delicious yet simple to make, and many can be made in advance to make mealtimes hassle-free. Whether you are undergoing treatment, have opted to eat healthier as a preventative measure or are supporting someone through cancer and wish to provide nourishing dishes for them, this book will be your culinary guide.

The Little Book of Mindfulness: 10 minutes a day to less stress, more peace by Dr Patrizia Collard (RRP £4.79): Mindfulness can help many people living with cancer and is especially helpful in dealing with insomnia, pain, stress and anxiety. The Little Book of Mindfulness is a beautifully colour-illustrated book which helps to teach you 40 easy ways to be mindful every day. Dr Patrizia Collard is a psychotherapist, mindfulness teacher, stress management consultant and lecturer in psychotherapy at the University of East London. This book is filled with five to ten-minute exercises which she teaches to help reduce stress.

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