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Nutrition and Cancer Health Library: Books, Podcasts and Resource Guides Books


The following podcasts may help you better understand the importance of nutrition in your cancer care.

Cancer Care




Resource Guides



The following are books on cancer and nutrition.


A Dietitian's Cancer Story

A Dietitian's Cancer Story by Diana Dyer, RD

A dietitian's story of her battle with and victory over cancer.

Beating Cancer With Nutrition

Beating Cancer With Nutrition by Patrick Quillan, RD, PhD, CNS

A registered dietitian and government consultant in Nutrition shares his wealth of practical knowledge working with patients on a nutrition program of diet and supplements.

Cancer & Nutrition

Cancer & Nutrition by Charles Simone, M.MS., M.D.

Dr. Simone is an internist, medical oncologist, immunologist, and radiation oncologist. He has worked in cancer research and treatment since 1976 and has devoted part of his time investigating the effects of nutrition on cancer and the possibilities of cancer prevention. In his book, he discusses a 10-point plan to reduce cancer risk and heart disease.

Choices in Healing: Integrating The Best Of Conventional And Complementary Approaches To Cancer by Michael Lerner, Ph.D.

This comprehensive book covers choices in healing, mainstream therapies, complementary therapies, pain control, and dying. The main focus is on complementary therapies, with major sections on spiritual, pharmacological, nutritional, and various specific unconventional treatments.

Cancer Recovery Eating Plan by Daniel Nixon, M.D.

Dr. Nixon is the president of the Institute for Cancer Prevention and the editor-in-chief of the journal Preventive Medicine. In his book, he explains the connections between diet and specific cancers. He also makes recommendations about alternative nutritional therapies. The book even includes numerous recipes developed by an accomplished chef. The diet can be easily followed by the whole family to help prevent cancer and many other medical problems such as heart disease.

Eating Well Through Cancer

Eating Well Through Cancer by Holly Clegg and Gerald Miletello, M.D.

The target audience for this book is people undergoing cancer treatment. The book is designed to help cancer patients better tolerate treatment and maintain a healthy lifestyle after treatment. There is a collection of 250 recipes with color photographs evaluated with regard to their nutritional value, taste, simplicity, availability of ingredients and preparation time.