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    Can you recommend a book for someone recently diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma

    Can anybody recommend any good books for someone who has recently been diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma (cancer in the lymphatic system). I am thinking of positive books, how to stay strong and focused ect... maybe even alternative therapies for coping with chemo etc..

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    Sorry...cant help with the book...but my mum had this...she was diagnosed with it on my 7th birthday

    this year...14 years after being diagnosed, on my 21st birthday, and after she had beat it and got the 'all clear' (as all clear as they will ever give her) we both did the race for life

    sorry again that I cant help with the book recommendation but there are many success stories out there and I send your 'someone' all the best with everything xx

    Dunno if it helps but Lance Armstrongs audio book has real positive messages.

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    thank you lil_tiger, all the best to you and your mum too, think I will do the Big Cycle next year! xx

    Bigred01 thanks I will check out Lance Armstrong x

    Those two words just send chills down me.

    My poor dad has been cursed with this - twice. First time was found in his lymph nodes in the neck area, second time few years later "down below".

    One positive thing I will say is that the doctor said thesuccess of the treatment is now very successful.

    Its amazing what my family and I now know about this horrendeous disease - whereas few years ago I couldnt even spell it.

    We are all so knowledgeable about it but sometimes that knowledge can be frightening and if there is one bit of advice I will give you is honestly not to give up and completely encourage your friend to stay strong.

    Good luck

    p.s you also asked for alternative therapies for coping with chemo

    Best thing on this earth I can recommend for that is to be there for your friend and hold their hand.

    Just be there.

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    Thanks bossyboots, its my brother who has been diagnosed with it. I have been looking up info but have decided to wait for the results of his scan to see what stage it is at ect before I look up too much on the net.. It seems very complex.

    awww sorry to read your post op, I can't recommend anything..hope someone else can :thumbsup:
    its nice your thinking of them and good luck in your search :thumbsup:

    sazzleuk;6347608

    Thanks bossyboots, its my brother who has been diagnosed with it. I have … Thanks bossyboots, its my brother who has been diagnosed with it. I have been looking up info but have decided to wait for the results of his scan to see what stage it is at ect before I look up too much on the net.. It seems very complex.



    It is - but dont panic.

    We are a big family and we just crumbled when we first got the news - and worse still - so did my Dad. My Dad is the backbone of our family and we always looked to him for help and advice so was very VERY difficult to see him just withdraw into his own wee world and not letting us in.

    So for first time in all of our lives we started telling him what to do and were very bossy in the way we done it!!! We had to be as he was extremely negative in his outlook and gave up - but we wouldnt allow him to be like that - and thats what support is all about........................

    It teaches you how stupid things you used to worry about JUST DONT MATTER! But it also brought us much closer as a family too.

    Personally I was a constant caller to these cancer helplines - and they were a godsend to me. I would recommend contacting any one of them.

    I remember half way through my dads treatment, my brother won a good bit of money on the lottery but honest to god it meant nothing and first thing my brother done was find out if that money could help my dad. But money makes NO DIFFERENCE to cancer.

    I honestly wish you, your family and especially your brother all the very best and feel free to send me a PM if u ever need any advice or just a shoulder to cry on as I know what its like.

    lovely sentiments from bb

    keep strong for your brother and the family
    best friend just completed 6 months of chemo for lymphoma - and its looking good

    best wishes
    xx

    Get in touch with Macmillan cancer support, they'll have loads of advice! Seriously, they are really helpful and not just to the patient.

    EvilEd;6348093

    Get in touch with Macmillan cancer support, they'll have loads of advice! … Get in touch with Macmillan cancer support, they'll have loads of advice! Seriously, they are really helpful and not just to the patient.



    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ this :thumbsup: nuff said











    highly reccommend for all help and support you can get.......

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    Thank you all very much for your kind words. It seems to touch so many people.. I have the cancer support info lines ect, not used them yet but sure we will!

    I am looking for books that will support or inspire him. I have seen the Hodgkins Lymphoma "Fast Facts" book, I wonder if anyone has read it? I'd also like something that promotes mind over health? something about positive thinking? Any recommendations much appreciated.
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