We have recently added a number of new resources to our library, covering a whole range of topics. These new additions are listed on our online catalogue and, like all our library resources, can be borrowed from anywhere in Victoria. If any of these titles sound of interest to you, please click on the title, fill out a request form and one of our volunteers will get in touch with you.
- 101 Easy Things to do for a Loved One with Cancer by C.L. Sleeper, 2002
This resource provides quick and easy ideas on how to help a loved one with cancer, or be helped when living with a cancer diagnosis.
- Anti-Cancer: a New Way of Living by D. Servan-Schreiber, 2011
In this book, the author makes a compelling case for playing an active part in managing your health/illness through adjusting diet, stimulating the immune system, and addressing psychological issues, among other approaches. Ideas in the book are research based, and the author writes from the perspectives of both integrative medicine and cancer survivor.
- Quiet Your Mind and Get to Sleep by C.E. Carney, R. Manber, 2009
A self help workbook offering solutions to insomnia for those with depression, anxiety or chronic pain.
- Breast Reconstruction – Your Choice by D. Rainsbury, V. Straker, 2008
This UK-based practical guide is based around the experiences of more than 60 women who have lived through breast surgery and decisions around reconstruction. The book provides information on types of surgery and reconstruction, the emotional impacts, complications and risks.
- Healing Gifts: Qi Gong in Breast Cancer Recovery by M. Randolph, c. Tewksbury, 2009
This book offers specific Qi Gong practices to promote healing and relaxation after breast cancer.
- The Women’s Health Book by The Royal Women's Hospital, 2014
A complete guide to health and well being for women of all ages, developed by The Women’s in Victoria. Topics include sexual health, pregnancy, menopause, mental health in older life, and nutrition.
- The Ultimate Guide to Ovarian Cancer by B. B. Beningo, 2013
In this book, Dr Beningo offers a compassionate and easy to understand insight into standard and other treatments for ovarian cancer, and potential for breakthroughs in treatment for this cancer. It contains personal stories of women who have survived the disease.
- The Other Side by Kate Granger, 2012
This is a true story of one doctor’s struggle to come to terms with being a patient, and tells of the daily battles with herself, her illness and the medical team caring for her.
- Cancer of the Uterus by National Institute of Mental Health (U.S.), 2012
A book produced by the U.S. Department of Health on the causes, symptoms, signs, diagnosis, treatments and stages of cancer of the uterus.
- The Five People You Meet in Heaven by M. Albom, 2013
A man awakens in the afterlife where he learns that heaven is not a lush Garden of Eden, but a place where earthly life is explained to you by five people who were in it. A well loved popular book about living well.
- Intimacy After Breast Cancer by G. M. Maisano, 2010
The author combines expert advice, scientific research, personal stories and first hand experience to address issues of sex and intimacy after cancer.
- Confronting Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer by S. Friedman, R. Sutphen, 2012
This book combines research, expert advice and personal stories to provide ‘previvors’, survivors, and their family members the guidance they need to face the unique challenges of hereditary cancer.
- Manage Your Pain by Dr Michael Nicholas, 2011
All too frequently, chronic pain cannot be successfully treated – and drugs are not always the answer. The combination of approaches provided in this book can help you learn to minimise the impact of pain, and put pain where it belongs – in the background of your life.
- What Doesn’t Kill Us – The new psychology of post-traumatic growth by Prof Stephen Joseph, 2014
The book’s author Stephen Joseph has worked with survivors of trauma and sufferers of post traumatic stress. In this book he boldly challenges current notions about trauma and its aftermath, and how people can navigate change and adversity to find new meaning and purpose in life.
- The Soul’s Palette by C.A. Malchiodi, 2002
This book explores the transformative power of art for health and well-being through creative and reflective exercises.
- The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by A. Fadiman, 2014
The true story of a Hmong child with epilepsy, her American doctors and the collision of two cultures. Winner of the National Book Circle Award for Nonfiction in the US.
- Bearing Witness: Living with Ovarian Cancer by K. Carter, L. Elit (editors), 2009
A collection of stories from women from different ages and cultures who have been through diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer, only to find that the cancer recurred.
- Grieving Mindfully by S. M. Kumar, 2005
This book describes a mindful approach to dealing with grief that can help make a difference between meaningless pain and the manifestation of understanding and wisdom.