The following is a list of my favorite books which have given me tremendous perspective and have helped me come terms with my diagnosis. Please note that many of the books in regards to cancer discuss the BRCA mutations — however, there are many parallels between Lynch syndrome and BRCA and therefore these books are insightful and informative. You may find many of these books on Amazon for a low cost if you purchase them used — http://www.amazon.com. Otherwise, you may find them at your local library. If they are not available at your local library, please make a request through your library’s online site to have the book transferred for you from another library at no charge.
Cancer Principles and Practice of Oncology: Handbook of Clinical Cancer Genetics. Ellen Matloff.
The Gene. Siddhartha Mukherjee.
Cancer Was Not a Gift & It Didn’t Make Me a Better Person Nancy Stordahl.
Cancer Time Bomb: How the BRCA Gene Stole My Tits and Eggs. Joelle B. Burnette.
Inheritance: How Our Genes Change Our Lives–and Our Lives Change Our Genes. Sharon Moalem, MD PhD.
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying: The Spiritual Classic & International Bestseller. Sogyal Rinpoche.
Eating Animals. Jonathan Safran Foer
The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. Michael Pollan.
Love’s Executioner: & Other Tales of Psychotherapy. Irvin D. Yalom.
What We Have: A Memoir. Amy Boesky.
The Future of Bioethics. Howard Brody.
The Doctor’s Guide to Gastrointestinal Health: Preventing and Treating Acid Reflux, Ulcers, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Diverticulitis, Celiac Disease, … Pancreatitis, Cirrhosis, Hernias and more. Paul Miskovitz M.D. (Author), Marian Betancourt (Author)
Clean Gut: The Breakthrough Plan for Eliminating the Root Cause of Disease and Revolutionizing Your Health. Alejandro Junger
The Cancer Olympics. Robin McGee.
Healing With Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition, Paul Pitchford.
Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition. T. Colin Campbell and Howard Jacobson.
The Essential Guide to Hysterectomy: Advice from a Gynecologist on Your Choices Before, During, and After Surgery. Lauren F. Streicher, M.D.
Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir. Karen Ingalls and Angela Wiechmann.
Epigenetics: How Environment Shapes Our Genes.e Richard C. Francis.
The End of Illness. David B. Agus M.D.
Anticancer: A New Way of Life. David Servan-Schreiber.
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal. Mary Roach
The Genetic Testing of Children. Angus Clarke.
The Ten Things to Do When Your Life Falls Apart: An Emotional and Spiritual Handbook. Daphne Rose Kingma.
Staring at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of Death. Irvin D. Yalom.
Waiting for Cancer to Come: Women’s Experiences with Genetic Testing and Medical Decision. Sharlene Hesse-Biber.
Pretty Is What Changes: Impossible Choices, the Breast Cancer Gene, and How I Defied My Destiny. by Jessica Queller.
A Kick-Ass Fairy: A Memoir. Linda Zercoe.
Memoir of a Debulked Woman: Enduring Ovarian Cancer. Susan Gubar.
Am I My Genes?: Confronting Fate and Family Secrets in the Age of Genetic Testing. Robert Klitzman.