Dr. Keith Block, author, "Life Over Cancer"

Dear friends,

Has anyone read this book? Much more in-depth than other books I've read on cancer.

This doctor, a medical oncologist out of Chicago, has extended the lives of those who were in significant crisis.

Would love to know your thoughts, or if you have other books you felt that helped you along the way. 📚

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Best book I have read since diagnosis. Went to the center last year. Wonderful and very helpful. Highly recommended! 5 stars

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I will have to get his book. Thanks for telling us about it.
Julie

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Very good and helpful book. Actually picked it up again last night to re-read it. Susan

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It's mind-bending and it will take you some time to digest it all; but very, very good!

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Another good book is "Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients" by Russell L Blaylock, MD. Has a lot of information on minimizing the effects of chemo and radiation as well as fortifying your immune system.

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Thanks - will try this. I liked Anti Cancer - A New Way of Life by Dr Servan-Shreiber.

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Thanks, I'm going to check it out,

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Thanks for the info!

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Thanks for the post.

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I read Anti-Cancer, too, but keep in mind that you have to read these with a grain of salt. Things that they thought might be helpful based on lab experiments (not trials in patients with lung cancer) often get overturned later. I don't rely on books because they get outdated too quickly -- and instead try to look for current research.

Best hopes,

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Thanks for that thoughtful observation. I suppose what I am looking for is things I can do for myself. Do you have any tips you can share on how you do your research and what sites you have found to be reliable?

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GenieB

Mainly I use http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed
I have at least some respect for the thousands of research published in journals that are included in their index. This is just abstracts which is usually enough, but the "LinkOut" for an article tells you where you can get (buy) the full article and sometimes the article is free. (You might also get a free copy of some articles at your local academic cancer center's medical library. Or you can get connected with a LoanSomeDoc intermediary to buy them.)

Some people cast a wide net by using Google Scholar, but I think that's a little liberal for my taste. Sometimes, though, they'll have more of an article than I can see from a PubMed free abstract.

For specific things, I also often check specific the abstracts from ASCO conferences, esp. the main one each year for the latest year.
http://www.asco.org/ASCOv2/Meetings/Abstracts
You can't read the details, but abstracts are what most people prefer to read anyway.

Sometimes I'll go the extra mile (esp. when looking for less-common European research) and look in PLoS One:
http://www.plosone.org/home.action

For clinical trials, I look here:
http://clinicaltrials.gov/

BTW, if you can read Chinese, this index might give you some more research that isn't so easy to find in English:
http://en.cnki.com.cn/Journal_en/E-E072.htm
(Alas, I cannot speak Chinese and wish I did so I could read their research.)

Best hopes,

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Hi,
I use to do a lot of medical research when I worked for a law firm; but I moved back into the arts and kind of relinquished that skill set. I wrote down everything you shared with me and will get to work this week. I can't begin to thank you for all your help. I've been to China but other than ordering won-ton soup, it's a little over my pay grade. Blessing to you, fellow traveler.

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