Cancer Wellness Library

Cancer Wellness Library

Cancer Wellness Library

The Cancer Wellness Library contains the following titles, please contact the Cancer Wellness Coordinator if you are interested in borrowing

  • Advice for Future Corpses (and those who love them): A practical perspective on death and dying, Tisdale, Sallie
  • After Cancer: A Guide to Living Well, Srivastava, Ranjana
  • The Answer: How to discover what you want from life then make it happen, Pease, Allan and Barbara
  • Beautiful Birds and Treetop Treasures, Millie Marotta
  • Because Someone I Love Has Cancer, American Cancer Society
  • A Beginner's Guide to the End: Practical Advice for living life and Facing Death, Miller, Bruce and Berger, Shoshana
  • The Best Death, Winch, Sarah
  • Bloom: A Tale of Courage, Surrender, and Breaking Through Upper limits, Ware, Bronnie
  • The Breast Reconstruction Guidebook: Issues and Answers from Research to Recovery, Steligo, Kathy
  • Breast Support, Gwendoline Smith
  • The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying, Riggs, Nina
  • The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen: Nourishing, Big-Flavour Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Recovery, Katz, Rebecca and Edelson, Mat
  • The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer, Greenhalgh, Trisha and O'Riordan, Liz
  • Dear Friend: Letters of Encouragement, Humour, And Love for Women with Breast Cancer, Mulligan, Gina L
  • The Dental Diet, Dr Stevn Lin
  • Dying for a Chat: The Communication Breakdown Between Doctors and Patients, Srivastava, Ranjana
  • From Breast Cancer to Love, Julie Godley
  • Full Catastrophe Living: How to cope with stress, pain and illness using mindfulness meditation, Kabat-Zinn, Jon
  • A Good Life to the End: Taking control of our inevitable journey through ageing and death, Hillman, Ken
  • How to Be A Friend To A Friend Who's Sick, Letty Cottin Pogrebin
  • Jake Bailey: What Cancer Taught Me, Jake Bailey and Nicola McEvoy
  • Jim Stynes: My Journey, Warwick Green
  • Kitchen Table Wisdom, Rachel Naomi Remen
  • Knocking on Heaven's Door, Katy Butler
  • Letting Go, Dr Charlie Corke
  • Life Force: An unforgettable story of family, friendship food and cancer, Du Boris, Barry, Maestre, Miguel, Keller, Amanda
  • The Little Book of Wisdom: change your outlook one day at a time, Bstan-'dzin-rgya-mtsho Bunson, Matthew
  • Live Fearlessly, Emilia Dauway
  • Lobster for josing: Fabulous Food for our final days, Morgan-Jones, Peter, MacLeod, Rod, Ellis, Prudence, Lynch, Jessica, Beer, Maggie 
  • My parent has cancer and it really sucks: real life advice from real life teens, Silver, Marc and Maya
  • No Mud, No Lotus: the art of transforming suffering, Nhal Hanh
  • Positive Oncology, Sue Mackey
  • Quest for Life, King, Petrea
  • Radical Hope: 10 key healing factors from exceptional survivors of cancer and other diseases, Kelly A. Turner
  • Radical Remission: surviving cancer against all odds, Kelly A. Turner
  • The Royal Marsden Cancer Cookbook: nutritious recipes during and after cancer treatment, to share with friends and family, Shaw, Clare
  • Sexy After Breast Cancer, Jocelyn Binder
  • So it's cancer: now what, Srivastava, Ranjana
  • Stronger than Before: take charge of yoru healing to survive and thrive with breast cancer, Porter, Allison
  • Tell me the truth: conversations with my patients about life and death, Srivastava, Ranjana
  • Tuesdays with Morrie: An old man, a young man, and life's greatest lesson, Albam, Mitch
  • The Undying: a meditation on modern illness, Boyer, Anne
  • Vegetarianism Explained: Making an informed decision, Campbell-McBride, Natasha
  • When Breath Becomes Air, Paul Kalanithi
  • Yoga for Cancer, Prinster, Tari
  • Your Year for Change: 52 reflections for regret-free living, Ware, Bronnie

Cancer and COVID-19

Information and support regarding cancer and COVID-19 (Cancer Council)

Physical Activity and Movement

Exercise benefits most people during and after cancer treatment.  However you should always talk with your doctor before starting any new or different types of exercise to make sure that this is safe for you and your condition.  If you would like more individualised information and advice about appropriate, safe and effective exercise specifically for you, please ask your doctor for a referral to a Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist in the Cancer Centre at Bendigo Health.

Bendigo Health videos:

Tai Chi 

Medium-High Intensity 

Low-Medium Intensity (Chair Based) 



At home workouts (Active April)

Tips for staying active during self-isolation (Heart Foundation) 

LiveLighter's exercise series (LiveLighter) 

How exercise can help during coronavirus (COVID-19) (VicHealth)

Eating Well

Businesses providing home delivery

Recipes with physical distancing (Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden)

18 easy meals you can make with pantry staples (LiveLighter)

Be inspired to eat well with a wide range of categorised recipes (Nutrition Australia)

Planning your pantry for COVID-19 (Dietitians Association of Australia)

Nourishing Convenience Foods (Queensland Government)