My Top 5 Recommendations for Books on Cancer

Books on treating cancer holistically and with alternative treatments

Radical Remission: SurviVing Cancer Against All Odds by Kelly A. Turner, Ph.D.

Kelly Turner studied spontaneous healing... with data-collection and spreadsheets and charts. What she's found is based on actual evidence. To start, I recommend reading the introduction and then the Story and Action Points at the end of each of the 9 chapters:

  1. Radically Changing Your Diet
  2. Taking Control of Your Health
  3. Following Your Intuition
  4. Using Herbs and Supplements
  5. Releasing Suppressed Emotions
  6. Increasing Positive Emotions
  7. Embracing Social Support
  8. Deepening Your Spiritual Connection
  9. Having Strong Reasons for Living

It's easy and encouraging reading. If you want insight into spontaneous healing, this is your evidence-based guidebook. Stories of people with Stage 4 cancer sent home to hospice with weeks left to live and then 20 years later are happy and healthy? Yes, please!

Dying To Be Me: My Journey From cancer, to near death, to true healing by Anita Moorjani

"After fighting cancer for almost four years, her body began shutting down—overwhelmed by the malignant cells spreading throughout her system. As her organs failed, she entered into an extraordinary near-death experience where she realized her inherent worth . . . and the actual cause of her disease. Upon regaining consciousness, Anita found that her condition had improved so rapidly that she was released from the hospital within weeks—without a trace of cancer in her body! [...] She had the realization, as a result of her epiphany on the other side, that she had the power to heal herself . . . and that there are miracles in the Universe that she’d never even imagined."

One of my favorite quotes from the book is, "The most frequent question people ask me is why I think I got cancer. I can sum up the answer in one work: fear. What was I afraid of? Just about everything, including failing, being disliked, letting people down, and not being good enough. I also feared illness, cancer in particular, as well as the treatment for cancer. I was afraid of living, and I was terrified of dying."

Knockout: Interviews with Doctors Who are Curing Cancer by Suzanne Somers

"Suzanne Somers interviews doctors who are successfully using the most innovative cancer treatments—treatments that build up the body rather than tear it down. Somers herself has stared cancer in the face, and a decade later she has conquered her fear and has emerged confident with the path she's chosen. Now she shares her personal choices and outlines an array of options from doctors across the country."

When I was first given the diagnosis of cancer, my sister read this book inside and out for me. She was able to easily and quickly give me the information about my particular situation and it played a very important role in the cancer treatment options I chose.

Cancer: Step Outside the Box by Ty Bollinger

This was another book that my sister devoured during the first few weeks after the cancer diagnosis I was given. "A roadmap to successfully treating cancer and regaining your health! This book is chock full of the most effective, non-toxic cancer treatments in the world. Truth be told, there are many potent and well-proven alternative strategies for preventing and treating cancer... without surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation (the “Big 3”)."

In addition to the book, I've watched some of Ty's excellent 9-part documentary series, The Truth About Cancer.

Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips by Kris Carr

I. Love. EVERYTHING. about Kris Carr and the Crazy Sexy phenomenon she's created. In 2003 she was given 10 years to live and is still kicking-ass as the queen of making green juices and green smoothies with her plant-passionate diet. Her endearing personality just makes you want to spend time learning from her what's most important to live a quality life after a diagnosis of cancer... whether it's overcoming fear with Emotional Freedom Technique Tapping (EFT), making and eating delicious recipes, or showing us how to love ourselves, she's a beautiful unicorn making the world of cancer-thrivers just a little bit more glittery and rainbows.

Colleen Flowers

I want to help you find out if alternative cancer treatment at a clinic in Germany is right for you. In 2015 and 2016 I traveled from the US to Germany for alternative cancer treatment and wish someone like me (a patient who received treatment in Germany) existed to talk to when I was making these decisions! Since 2017, I've visited other alternative cancer clinics to see what they are like and meet the doctors. Ready to talk with me and know what I know?! Contact me for free email or phone support so that you can find out which clinic is best for you.