Jo's friends like:
This publication called Understanding Cancer of Unknown Primary by the Cancer Council of New South Wales, Australia is very comprehensive. There is also a very good website here with useful video clips.
Servan-Schreiber, David. 2008. Anticancer: a new way of life. London: Viking books. (£8.72 paperback on Amazon). It details how we can fight cancer by modifying our diet and lifestyle, and explains how this works. See also a website at http://www.anticancerbook.com
What a Jo's friend says: It provides valuable info on how diet can target cancer cells. I am a qualified nurse, and have found it to be invaluable. I was diagnosed with CUP in May 2010, and have not had any treatment yet as they cannot find any tumours. However, my cancer markers have halved since starting this diet in June.
Siegel, Bernie. S. 1999 (paperback £5.99). Love, Medicine and Miracles. NY: Harper Row.
What a Jo's friend says: "it has really helped me to lose that sense of fear and dread, and I feel much more positive and in control. There are a lot of good positive thinking techniques that I have found really helpful".
Groopman, J. 2007. How Doctors Think. Published by Houghton Mifflin. (Dr Groopman has also written another book called The Anatomy of Hope, How People Prevail in the Face of Illness published by Random House.)
Page, Christine. R. 1994. Frontiers of health – from healing to wholeness. CW Daniel Co Ltd. (Dr Page has another book also published by CW Daniel in 1998 – Beyond the obvious).
Wick, Mark R. (Editor) 2008. Metastatic carcinomas of unknown origin. USA: Demos.
This is a series of articles about CUP written by clinicians for clinicians. In a field where there is little captured about the subject in one place this is a valuable book. Probably more detailed than most lay people would want.
European Guidelines on treating CUP. Just as we have a NICE Guideline for clinicians in England and Wales, there is a European version. See this article interviewing the lead author (which is written for clinicians).
Nausea and vomiting while undergoing chemo
See this publication from the Rarer Cancers Foundation
Freeman, Jane. 2012. How to eat well when you have cancer. London: Sheldon Press.
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