Recommended Books – a selection

Among the numerous books on cancer, I have deliberately chosen only a few. I have tried to find a balance in these sources between those therapies that have some kind of evidence-based results and those that are based on a different paradigm of health care that is consistent within itself. This list is short because you may find further references and resources within the general overview books listed.

Integrated Overviews

Michael Lerner - Choices in Healing (excerpts available at the Commonweal website)

W. John Diamond, W. Lee Cowdon, B. Goldberg -
The Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide to Cancer

Ralph Moss -
Cancer Therapy: The Independent Consumer's Guide to Non-Toxic Treatment & Prevention

Michael Murray
How to Prevent and Treat Cancer with Natural Medicine

Lother Hirneise - Chemotherapie heilt Krebs und die Erde ist eine Scheibe - German book by founder of People Against Cancer in Germany

New Approaches to Cancer
Short comprehensive questionnaire about how to approach a diagnosis of cancer.

Health Creation - Dr. Rosy Daniel was the Medical Director for the Bristol Cancer Center and now operates as an independent consultant. She has some interesting resources for the UK including conventional medical resources

The War on Cancer - an alternative perspective

What Doctors Don't Tell You - critical article on cancer treatments (2004) - downloadable pdf file.

Why We're Losing The War On Cancer [And How To Win It] By: Leaf, Clifton, Burke, Doris, Fortune, 00158259, 3/22/2004, Vol. 149, Issue 6 - excellent article that lists the failure of modern medicine to deal with the epidemic of cancer and emphasizes that it might be time to change our perspective.

Herbs and Nutrition

Patrick Quillin - Beating Cancer with Nutrition

John Boik - Natural Compounds in Cancer Therapy (2001) and Cancer and Natural Medicine (1996)


Ramakrishnan - A Homeopathic Approach to Cancer - homeopath to the former President of India, has extensive experience treating cancer. Written for professional homeopaths.

Chi Kung

Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson- has a number of books and DVD’s on cancer therapy using Chi Kung. Website:

Drug and CAM interactions

David S. Tatro, Drug interaction Facts 2007.