Publications & Books


The Melanoma Network of Canada does not promote nor endorse any specific publications. The information contained below is strictly for informational purposes and should not be construed as a replacement for professional advice from your medical provider or licensed health practitioner.

Health, Wellness & Nutrition

Foods That Fight Cancer
By Richard Beliveau and Denis Gingras

Richard Beliveau is one of the world’s foremost experts in the groundbreaking area of how food chemistry can fight cancer. This book describes how different foods work to protect the body against different cancers and show which foods will be most effective.

Anti-Cancer: A New Way Of Life
By David Servan-Schreiber

The author is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, cofounder of Doctors Without Doctors, and 15-year brain cancer survivor. He supports traditional and conventional treatments for cancer and outlines a number of anti-canner practices.

The Wellness Community Guide to Fighting for Recovery from Cancer
by Harold H. Benjamin, Susan M. Love

An inspirational source of guidance, information, and hope for patients who want to take an active role in battling cancer. Shares practical advice on such topics as stress reduction, exercise, nutrition, enhancing the immune system, and psychological and social support.

After Cancer : A Guide to Your New Life
by Wendy Schlessel Harpham, Robert Jones (Editor)

By helping survivors understand that they can’t go back to where they were before cancer, doctor/cancer survivor, Wendy Harpham, liberates them to move forward to a different “new normal.” Addressing a range of issues, realistically yet hopefully.

Cancer As a Turning Point : A Handbook for People With Cancer, Their Families, and Health Professionals
by Lawrence LeShan

Widely considered the father of mind-body therapy, LeShan has spent more than 35 years working with cancer patients. In this book, he presents 29 exercises that are designed to help cancer patients define their goals and questions and come to terms with their fears.

Mind over Malignancy : Living With Cancer
by Wayne D., Ph.D. Gersh, David M., Robbins, William L. Golden (Contributor)

Years of clinical experience put into a step-by-step program that covers each of the areas you can play an active role in managing your illness, improving your quality of life, and chances of survival.

Crazy Sexy Cancer
by Kris Carr

Carr describes the lessons learned and the advice offered from her own journey with a rare and incurable cancer. Chapters cover your changing social life, dating, sex, and appearance, essential health tips to boost your immunes system, recipes, medical and holistic resources, etc.

A Dietitian’s Cancer Story
by Diana Dyer, MS, RD, CNSD

This book was reviewed by Oncolink and received their highest 3 star rating: “Dyer is a clinical dietitian who has survived cancer three times. She…counsels cancer patients on nutrition and diet. This is a compilation of nutrition information and complementary therapies that have benefited her and her patients.


MELANOMA – Prevention, Detection, and Treatment, Second Edition 2005
by Catherine Poole with DuPont Guerry, IV, M.D.

‘MELANOMA’ concisely delivers a wealth of information about a serious form of cancer. It is well organized, easy to read, and medically accurate.

100 Questions and Answers about Melanoma & Other Skin Cancers
by Edward F. McClay, Mary-Eileen T. McClay and Jodie Smith

Melanoma and other types of skin cancers are discussed and answers given to common questions regarding the disease, diagnosis, and treatment options.

What You Really Need to Know About Moles and Melanoma
by Jill R., Md Schofield and William A., MD Robinson

In this book, physicians Jill R. Schofield and William A. Robinson team up to provide comprehensive information about melanoma for patients and family members as well as those who are concerned about getting the disease.

Saving Your Skin
by Dr. Barney J. Kenet and Patricia Lawler

An all-around guide that includes information on how to detect melanoma in its early stages–with descriptions of what it is and what causes it–how to fight sun, the skin’s worst enemy; how to perform a skin self-exam; how to pick a dermatologist; patient support networks; etc.

Melanoma : Prevention, Detection, and Treatment
by Catherine Poole

A complete guide to melanoma for anyone newly diagnosed and for others who are concerned about detecting and preventing it. “Melanoma” is filled with the facts that can save lives.

Understanding Melanoma: What You Need to Know
By Perry Robins; MD and Maritza Perez; MD

Newly updated and now in its third edition, this handbook is written for melanoma patients, their families and friends, health professionals, and every person with an interest in the disease.

The Melanoma Book: A Complete Guide to Prevention and Treatment, Including the Early Detection Self-Exam Body Map
By Howard L. Kaufman

From the founder and Co-Director of the renowned Columbia University Melanoma Center, the first comprehensive guide to help you prevent—and survive—a diagnosis of melanoma.

I Have Melanoma: Now What?: The Johns Hopkins Guide to Frequent Patient Question
By Nanette J. Liegeois MD

This booklet has been put together by Johns Hopkins physicians, nurses, patients and community educators to answer the most commonly asked questions about melanoma.

General Cancer

Journeys in Cancerland
By Lisa Newman
Lisa Newman is a social worker with over thirty years’ experience in the Ontario health care system, as a clinician, supervisor, and manager. Her book, Journeys in Cancerland, describes how her professional experience took on new meaning and how much she learned, accompanying her husband on his cancer journey. Fortunately, her many years’ experience as a health care professional did help her navigate the journey along with him and she is glad to share many practical tips for other caregivers

50 Essential Things to Do When the Doctor Says It’s Cancer
by Greg Anderson

In any given year, doctors diagnose over one million new cases of cancer. In this unique book, cancer-survivor Greg Anderson offers 50 simple, pro-active steps to combating the disease, including hopeful advice on treatment, attitude, and survival.

Cancer Combat : Cancer Survivors Share Their Guerrilla Tactics to Help You Win the Fight of Your Life
by Dean King (Editor), Jessica King, Jonathan Pearlroth, Samuel Waxman

Cancer Combat, a book written by and for cancer fighters, teaches patients how they can fight back and win. This is a book with real, practical advice.

A Commotion in the Blood : Life, Death, and the Immune System (The Sloan Technology Series)
by Stephen S. Hall

“…a wonderful book for lay readers who want to know more about current biomedical science … replete with scientific details recounted in very comprehensible prose.” – Nature Magazine

Diagnosis Cancer : Your Guide Through the First Few Months
by Wendy Schlessel Harpham, Ann Bliss Pilcher (Illustrator)

“Recommended for every newly diagnosed cancer patient. Most new patients have two factors in common: fear of the unknown and no idea what questions to ask. This book clearly solves both problems…” — Author of ‘Fighting Cancer’

by Marion Morra, Eve Potts (Contributor)

A sourcebook for cancer patients and their families on the latest medical and technological treatment advances, symptoms and stages, and surgical and nonsurgical treatments.

When a Parent Has Cancer : A Guide to Caring for Your Children/Becky and the Worry Cup : A Children’s Book About a Parent’s Cancer (2-book package)
by Wendy Schlessel Harpham

Drawing on her expertise as a physician and her experience as a person with cancer, Harpham provides practical advice on caring for children of all ages during diagnosis and treatment.