Outcomes4Me is a 2024 Fast Company World Changing Idea! Learn more >>

Lung Cancer Book Club: 3 books to pick up this month

Closeup image of a woman holding and reading a vintage novel book with coffee cup on wooden table

This month, we’re sharing a collection of books that includes a little something for everyone. Our selections range from nutrition recommendations to personal stories to a memoir told in a series of blog posts. 

As always, make sure to check out these authors at your local library or bookstore, or see if your library uses the Libby app, so you can potentially read any of these digitally for free. 

Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal, 10th Anniversary Edition by Rachel Naomi Remen

A recommended “must read” by Deepak Chopra, M.D., this New York Times-bestseller collection of true stories that focus on shared experiences such as suffering, love, faith, and miracles, through the lens of a therapist who’s also a long-term survivor of chronic illness. 

What to Eat if You Have Cancer: Healing Foods that Boost Your Immune System by Maureen Keane

A “must have” guide to eating healthy during cancer treatment, including foods that can not only help you fight cancer but also reduce some of the side effects attached to treatment, such as nausea, lack of appetite, and vomiting. This book covers new recipes, meal plans, and the latest research and stats linking cancer and nutrition. 

Perspectives of a Flying Elephant: My First Year in the Land of Lung Junk by Teri Simon

Teri Simon reflects on her first year of living with non-small lung cancer (NSCLC) as a mother, co-worker, friend, sister, and patient through a series of heartfelt, frank, and honest blog posts. Through this book, Simon hopes readers will find hope and peace in dealing with their illness or any other sort of “junk” they may be experiencing.  

Have you found the words of a particular author or storyteller helpful? Let us know if there’s a book you’d like to see highlighted during the upcoming months of our Book Club. 

 *When you  make a purchase from a link on this page, we may receive a small affiliate commission.

Related Articles

Palliative care is sometimes confused with hospice care, but the two disciplines–while related–are actually different....
If you’re receiving treatment for cancer, you may be wondering what additional therapies are available...