Write for Life:
Communicating Your Way Through Cancer

Each day, millions of people face traumatic change, when everything familiar feels challenged. What if they began writing about the experience? What if they took better control by communicating more effectively and expressing their feelings? What if their struggle becomes a source of inspiration?

Twenty years of research indicates that expressive writing—dealing with one’s deepest thoughts and feelings—may contribute to improved physical and emotional health.

Write for Life: Communicating Your Way Through Cancer (US$9.99), is an interactive workbook for patients, caregivers, and survivors as well as for doctors, nurses and medical support staff. Everyone can benefit!

At 120 pages, it is an ideal size to carry anywhere and the lessons inside are presented in small, easy-­to-­read doses.

David Tabatsky, co-­author of THE CANCER BOOK: 101 STORIES OF COURAGE, SUPPORT AND LOVE (Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing), teaches writing workshops at cancer centers throughout the United States, including MD Anderson Center in Houston, Lombardi Center in Washington, D.C., Duke Cancer Institute, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard University and University of California Medical Center in San Francisco.

 
Chicken Soup for the Soul:
The Cancer Book: 101 Stories of Courage, Support & Love

By Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen & David Tabatsky

Includes the inspirational memoir, It's Just a Word, by Elizabeth Bayer

(Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, 2009)

This loving and inspirational collection of intimate stories—by cancer patients and their loved ones, medical professionals, clergy and friends—is a must-read for anyone affected by cancer. Writers share their experiences, from their first diagnoses, to breaking the news to loved ones, to living through an ever-changing self-image and

discovering a new spirituality. Includes a bonus book: an uplifting and candid memoir by cancer patient Elizabeth Bayer.

 
Slipping Reality

Written by Emily Beaver

Edited by David Tabatsky

In a time of hardship and heartbreak, sometimes reality isn't enough. Slipping Reality is the story of 14-year-old Katelyn Emerson, who, when faced with the glaring truth of her brother's illness, rebels by slipping away into the depths of her imagination. There she finds the kind of support and comfort she feels she deserves—and she does not have to feel so alone. And yet, as Katelyn's grasp on reality begins to unravel, so too does a girl who grew up too fast and fell apart too soon. Emily Beaver's debut novel is a coming-of-age story that explores the trials of young grief, and growth where it's least expected.

 
 

Rx for Hope: An Integrative Approach to Cancer Care

By Nick Chen and David Tabatsky

Edited by David Tabatsky

(Rowman & Littlefield, 2018)

Most cancer patients still depend on conventional methods that are both toxic and ineffective while too little attention is paid to their overall health and well being. Rx for Hope, backed by rigorous science and patient cases, calls for an urgent reevaluation of conventional cancer treatments. It offers a progressive model combining metronomic low-dose chemotherapy with complementary integrative 

medicine. Along with breakthrough immunotherapy drugs, these treatments can potentially create a response powerful enough to eradicate the presence of cancer and prevent it from returning.

Reimagining Women's Cancers: The Celebrity Diagnosis Guide to Personalized Treatment and Prevention

By Michele Berman,‎ Mark Boguski and David Tabatsky

(HCI, 2016)

America's fascination with celebrities never gets old. From People 

magazine to Internet fan sites, celebrity not only sells, it educates 

people about important issues––including cancer. Reading about a 

famous person coping with cancer can be both inspiring and life-

saving. That's what this new series is about. The first book, 

Reimagining Women's Cancers, focuses on cancer of the breasts, 

ovaries, uterus, cervix, vagina and vulva, providing readers with 

critical information to help them manage, cope, and recover through 

a concise, easy-to-read style and format. By using celebrity stories, 

this series can attract countless readers who might otherwise not pay 

attention to an epidemic that is likely to affect them or a loved one.

 

Reimagining Men's Cancers: The Celebrity Diagnosis Guide to Personalized Treatment and Prevention

By  Mark Boguski,‎ Michele Berman and David Tabatsky

(HCI, 2016)

America's fascination with celebrities never gets old. From People 

magazine to Internet fan sites, celebrity not only sells, it educates 

people about important issues––including cancer. Reading about a 

famous person coping with cancer can be both inspiring and life-

saving. That's what this new series is about. The first book, 

Reimagining Women's Cancers, focuses on cancer of the prostate, 

penis, and testicles, providing readers with critical information to help them manage, cope, and recover through a concise, easy-to-read style and format. By using celebrity stories, this series can attract countless readers who might otherwise not pay attention to an epidemic that is likely to affect them or a loved one.