Inspirational Books for Cancer Patients

There is virtually no one alive today who hasn’t had their lives tragically touched by cancer. It can appear unexpectedly and unwelcome at any time and to any family or friendship circle. Keeping a strong spirit and fighting the good fight can be a fatiguing and often impossible process but you don’t have to face it alone.

There are a wealth of authors and books that shine a spotlight on the struggle with cancer, from fiction to non-fiction it’s important to know that life goes on and that diagnosis doesn’t always mean the end. In this list, we’re looking at some of the most inspirational books for cancer patients that can shine a ray of hope into the darkness.

Catching A Miracle by Mark Spinicelli

In the first novel in the trilogy, we are introduced to a protagonist with an inexhaustible drive on the quest for the cure for cancer. Her own life is already impacted by the affliction and the book deals with her relationships and motivation with tact and grace providing those going through similar ordeals a fascinating and fiery role model. Throughout the book, we cheer on her success as she fights conspiracy and government agencies to ultimately come out on top. It’s a thriller that keeps you hooked and on the edge of your seat with a beautiful message about the human spirit and determination. Never give up. For more information, view source.

Cancer Made Me A Shallower Person by Miriam Engelberg

In the first of two graphic entries on this list of inspirational books for cancer patients, we follow the journey of Miriam Engelberg, a cartoonist who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 43. With humor and insight, the book offers an in-depth look at what to expect and what it means to be human and staring into the crippling truth of your mortality. When dealing with such tragic content the books main takeaway is how important it is to smile and laugh, how especially in times such as these we have to enjoy what we have, before it is gone. The author, unfortunately, lost her battle, but the memoir lives on providing hope to others.

What Helped Me Get Through by Julie K Silver

Sometimes hope is the most valuable thing you can give to someone after they’ve been diagnosed with cancer. In this collection of stories detailing how many different survivors battled through and came out the other side, Julie K Silver a survivor herself has put together something that should be the first thing anyone should read after they receive such heartbreaking news. The experiences contained within are of true worth and can provide a new perspective and power to those facing the toughest day of their lives.

Cancer Vixen by Marisa Acocella Marchetto

The second of the two cartoonists in our inspirational books for cancer patients list, but this is a tale of triumph. This award-winning graphic novel follows her journey from diagnosis to defeat of the dreaded big C after finding a lump in her breast. It’s packed full of charm and humor and again provides valuable insight into the journey that is as helpful to those going through it themselves as it is to their friends and family.