Reviews for I Am with You: Love Letters to Cancer Patients


A few of the reviews we have received for our new anthology …. I thought it might be worth noting that I read your book while standing several steps between the refrigerator and the kitchen counter. That is, I read nearly the entire book, standing in the middle of the […]

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Review: In ‘Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,’ Battling an Opportunistic Killer

Early in Monday’s first installment of PBS’s “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” a statistic about cancer’s toll in the United States is offered to convey the magnitude of the subject. “More will die from cancer over the next two years than died in combat in all the wars the […]

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I Am With You


The first of Nancy’s List books on hope and healing for newly diagnosed cancer patients ROCKS with LOVE! Oncologists and hospitals and cancer organizations are ordering copies for their patients. They are placing them in new patient binders, the infusion rooms, their waiting rooms, and gift shops. To order … […]

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Stress Management May Have Long-Term Benefits For Cancer Survivors

Going through a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment can be one of the most stressful events that a woman ever has to face. Learning to cope with that stress can carry benefits not only in the early stages of recovery, but also years down the road, according to new research. […]

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Dethroning “The Emperor of All Maladies”

We are standing at an extraordinary moment. For nearly 4,000 years of recorded history, cancer in all its forms was an implacable foe. Doctors, patients, and researchers won incremental victories, but for millennia, the word “cancer” was too dreadful to speak aloud. Now each day brings remarkable progress in unlocking, […]

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This Buddhist Monk Used His Own Practice To Make Peace With Cancer


In 2011, William Tran, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk with the honorable ranking of Highest Buddhist Master, went to the dentist for inflammation in his gums. Antibiotics did not help and when the dentist saw him again, he was so concerned that he personally took Tran to the emergency room. There, […]

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Power of the Pause


When I was in my early 20s and living in San Francisco, I worked with a psychic acupuncturist. Not psychic in the predictive manner that many of us think of, but psychic in the sense of understanding energy and how it flows through our body, mind and spirits. This is […]

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Angelina Jolie Pitt: Diary of a Surgery


LOS ANGELES — TWO years ago I wrote about my choice to have a preventive double mastectomy. A simple blood test had revealed that I carried a mutation in the BRCA1 gene. It gave me an estimated 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian […]

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