Cancer

Friday Book Flick: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Check out the latest from John Green, author of award-winning books like Looking for Alaska and an Abundance of Katherines:

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green:

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love. (Amazon.com)

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For more from John Green (including lots of hilarious videos) check out his web site johngreenbooks.com.

Six Innings: A Game in the Life

By James Preller

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Earl Grubb's Pool Supplies plays Northeast Gas & Electric in the Little League championship game, while Sam, who has cancer and is in a wheelchair, has to call the play-by-play instead of participating in the game.
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100 Questions and Answers for Women Living with Cancer: A Practical Guide for Survivorship

By Michael Krychman

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Cancer survivorship -- General health maintenance -- Nutrition -- Exercise -- Pain and sleep management --Symptoms and management of menopause -- Mind, stress, and time management -- Relationships and cancer -- Fertility -- Sexual health.

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What Happened to Lani Garver

By Carol Plum-Ucci

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Sixteen-year-old Claire is unable to face her fears about a recurrence of her leukemia, her eating disorder, her need to fit in with the popular crowd on Hackett Island, and her mother's alcoholism until the enigmatic Lani Garver helps her get control of her life at the risk of his own.
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Hard Hit

Ann Turner

A rising high school baseball star faces his most difficult challenge when his father is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

0439296803
High School
Middle School

12 Weeks of Hot Summer Reads: After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick

This is Week 4 of a 12-Week series of blog posts reviewing new young adult books. Check back each Monday for a new review. 

After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick
Tad Ibsen is a scrawny kid who walks into the classroom on crutches, muttering angrily to himself, with a huge red scar across the side of his head. Why does the teacher seat the new kid next to Jeffrey Alper? “Suddenly I get it,” Jeffrey explains to the reader. “I don’t always catch on so fast, but this time, I put two and two together…I lean over and whisper, ‘Hi, I’m Jeffrey. I had cancer, too.’ He looks at me like I’m a particularly loathsome slice of school-lunch meat loaf and says, ‘Wow, congratulations! What do you want, a medal?’” Of course, they’re best friends from that moment on. 

Keep the Fun. Lose the Sun.

Or at least its harmful rays.
Spending the afternoon outdoors without sunscreen is asking for trouble now and way into the future. Burn marks are not attractive. Wrinkles--or worse yet, possibly skin cancer--will eventually be a problem if you don't protect your skin now. You will definitely need sunscreen so go ahead and get it now before you're spirited off on a picnic or a trip to the beach. Look for the SPF rating of at least 15 and also make sure it has UVA protection. Apply it half an hour before going out and reapply it after getting in the water or sweating.

Last Lecture 

Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow

"Reflections of a Carnegie Mellon computer science professor who lectured on 'Really achieving your childhood dreams,' shortly after having been diagnosed with terminal cancer. His advice concerned seizing the moment while living, rather than dying." (Book Description)

9781401323257
Adult

It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life

By Lance Armstrong

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When Armstrong was diagnosed with testicular cancer, the prognosis was not encouraging. When it spread to his lungs and brain, most medical professionals gave up hope for his recovery. But not Lance. He studied his disease, interviewed doctors, chose a treatment, and fought for his life. This isn't a book for the squeamish as it spares few medical details but it isn't just about cancer. It's the story of the athlete as a young boy and his relationship with his single mother, his success as a world-class cyclist and his friends in that world, and his financial backers who supported him emotionally as well as monetarily. It records his winning the Tour de France, courting his future wife, and the birth of his son. (School Library Journal Review)
 

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Staying Healthy After Cancer

The Central Rappahannock Regional Library has books addressing issues that face cancer survivors and their families. Check out our booklist, Resources for Cancer Survivors for books to help patients and their families.