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Men and women discussing bone cancer

This page gives details of a selection of books and leaflets about bone cancer. There is information about


Books from libraries, bookshops or online booksellers

You can find a list of books about cancer, treatments, and living with cancer on our general reading list.

The chemotherapy and radiotherapy survival guide
Judith Mackay
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications, 1998
ISBN 1572240709

A guide that readers say they have found helpful. Contains information about cancer treatment and tips to get you through your treatment.

From medicine to miracle
Mary Self and Rod Chaytor
Publisher: Harper Collins, Nov 2002
ISBN 0007115628

This is the story of one woman's fight with bone cancer. The author believes that her religious faith helped her recover. Mary Self was diagnosed with bone cancer in 1983. After an above knee amputation and chemotherapy, her cancer seemed cured. She qualified as a doctor and had a family. In 1999 her cancer came back. She had more treatment, but her doctors weren't hopeful that the cancer would respond. She went on to beat the cancer and is convinced that her faith helped to pull her through.


Booklets and factsheets from other organisations

Booklets, leaflets and CDs from Macmillan Cancer Support

Understanding primary bone cancer
Ewings's sarcoma of the bone 
Understanding radiotherapy 
Understanding chemotherapy 
Understanding cancer research trials (clinical trials)
A parent's guide to children's cancers
Diet and cancer 
Lost for words – how to talk to someone with cancer
Sexuality and cancer 
Talking about your cancer 
Talking to children when an adult has cancer 
Understanding secondary cancer in the bone 

From the Bone Cancer Research Trust

What you need to know about primary bone cancer: Osteosarcoma
What you need to know about primary bone cancer: Ewing's sarcoma

Comic book for 8-15 year olds from Medikidz

What's up with Lyndon? Medikidz explain osteosarcoma


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Updated: 11 December 2013