Testicular cancer reading list
This page gives details of a selection of books, leaflets and other resources for people affected by testicular cancer. There is information about
You can find a list of books about cancer, treatments, and living with cancer on our general reading list.
It's not about the bike: my journey back to life
Yellow Jersey Press, May 2001
The story of how the cyclist Lance Armstrong overcame testicular cancer and went on to win the Tour de France. The book covers his treatment and how cancer affected his life, up to his recovery and the birth of his son.
Every second counts
Broadway Books, July 2004
The continuation of Lance Armstrong's story of overcoming testicular cancer.
Haynes Owner's Workshop Manual – Man: The Definitive Step by Step Guide to Men's Health (2nd edition)
Dr Ian Banks
J.H. Haynes & Co Ltd, 2007
Written by a doctor, the Haynes Workshop Manual is an optimistic book, featuring hints and tips for a healthy lifestyle as well as easy to understand information on cancers affecting men.
The Which? Guide to Men's Health (4th edition)
Dr Steve Carroll
Which? Books, 2003
A general guide including information on how the male body works and common health problems in men. It covers physical, sexual and emotional health including coping with stress, and there is a small section on testicular cancer. There is also a useful list of self-help groups.
Looking After My Balls
Sheila Hollins and Justin Wilson. Illustrated by Beth Webb
Gaskell, June 2004
This book is for people with a learning disability. There is information about reading material for people with learning disabilities and cancer in our question and answer section. The book covers testicular self examination, seeing your GP, looking after your testicles and early investigations that you may need if your doctor thinks you could have a problem with them. It doesn’t have information on testing for cancer or treatment for testicular cancer. You can obtain a copy of this book from The Royal College of Psychiatrists website.
Men's Private Parts: A pocket reference to prostate, urologic and sexual health
Simon and Schuster, 2008
A general guide to men's health issues, including common fears and anxieties and guidelines for maintaining good health.
Together we will win
Karen A WcWhirt
Outskirts Press, 2010
The personal story of a 19 year old American man who was diagnosed with advanced testicular cancer and died. It tells of how difficult the treatment was for him. He asked his mother to write the book so that other men would be more aware of testicular cancer and could avoid going through what he had to do.
From Macmillan Cancer Support
Life after cancer treatment (also on CD)
Healthy eating and cancer
Coping with hair loss
Lost for words – how to talk to someone with cancer
Managing the late effects of pelvic radiotherapy in men
Sexuality and cancer
Talking about your cancer
Talking to children and teenagers when an adult has cancer (also on CD)
Understanding chemotherapy (also on CD)
Understanding cancer research trials (clinical trials)
Understanding radiotherapy (also on CD)
Understanding donor stem cell (allogeneic) transplants (also on CD)
Understanding testicular cancer
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