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Cancer is caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division. These abnormal cells can invade nearby tissues or spread through the bloodstream and lymphatic system to other parts of the body. The following list of resources provides important information about cancer.
... and 100 health tips for surviving it!
The author has spent the last decade creativey and fearlessly kicking cancer's ass through countless rounds of treatments and surgeries.
This comprehensive guide discusses the relationship of cervical cancer to infection by the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) and underscores how crucial Pap smears are for cervical cancer prevention.
Local Organizations
Canadian Cancer Society - Major Mackenzie Unit
11 Headdon Gate, Unit 7
Richmond Hill
Phone: 905.770.1144
Wellspring at Doane House
11 Headdon Gate, Unit 7
Phone: 905.967.0259
Eating well, staying well during and after cancer.
Based on decades of research and the experiences of more than 16,000 survivors, this book teaches the practica, holistic action steps that can help you create wellness.
Cancer Clinical Trials  (616.99406 Bee)
A commonsense guide to experimental cancer therapies and clinical trials.
Cancer Sourcebook for Women  (616.9940082 Can)
Basic consumer health information about gynecologic cancers and other cancers of special concern to women.
Children With Cancer  (618.92994 Bra)
A comprehensive reference guide for parents.
Conquering Cancer  (616.99406 Ber)
An integrative guide to prevention and treatment.
Wise and compasionate, this book shows patients and their families how to work with medical caregivers, communicate with each other and overcome feelings of helplessness.
An expert cancer psychologist helps patients and survivors face the challenge of illness.
How to make informed choices before and after treatment and build the family of your dreams.
Planet Cancer  (616.99400285 Ada)
The book for young adults and their loved ones affected by cancer.
Practical ways to cope with your feelings after cancer.
The Chemotherapy Survival Guide  (616.994061 McKa)
Everything you need to know to get through treatment.
The author recounts the true and harrowing tales of his adventures with parasites and introduces readers to the intimately woven lives of hosts and parasite.
Practical advice and insights for patients, professionals and those who care.
Why Millions Survive Cancer  (616.99406 Pec)
"There have been huge advances in cancer research in recent year... this is the good news we need to know."
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