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The Cancer Survivor’s Bible

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on March 19, 2012

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In early 1993  my own cancer journey started – when Bernadette, my wife, was diagnosed. We struggled for 15 months to comprehend the enemy we faced and the various options that various books recommended. Then she died. I realised that the struggle I was going through was one that was being repeated in a million or more households every year. If I was seeking clarity for myself then there were millions like me who were similarly seeking some understanding. So I made it my mission to package whatever understanding I was achieving in a way that I hoped would help others. So I started writing books.

First there was Fighting Cancer: A Survival Guide (1996)

Then there was Cancer: The Complete Recovery Guide (2008) – The Big Book

(And at the same time there was ‘the little book’: Cancer Recovery Guide: 15 Alternative and Complementary Strategies for Restoring Health – “Maybe the best cancer book [of the year]” Townsend Letter for Doctors)

Then the Big Book was updated and  enlarged by 40% and divided into 8 books

Cancer: The Complete Recovery Guides Books 1-8 (2012)

1. What now? – Basic Facts, Attitudes, options and Directions

2. Diagnosis & The Conventional Treatments

3. Cancer Research & Politics

4. Detox and Diet

5. Herbs and Biological Therapies

6. Vitamins & Other Supplements

7. Energy, Mind & Emotions

8.  Cancer Survivors’ Stories

And then finally they were put back together again in one big volume with an index and called


So that was the journey the books took.

The Website too needed to be simplified, made clearer – and it has.

Check it out at

Some Testimonials for Cancer: The Complete Recovery Guide (Now also known as The Cancer Survivor’s Bible)

“I now can recommend your book to the people in my support group, as “the” book to read.,…The book is more precious than gold!”  – Richard Thompson

Mr. Chamberlain has a voice that is at once humble and powerful. I like writers that cut to the chase, and then do not skimp on the practical details…and I really like his attitude. He speaks from the heart, but clearly wants you to use your head. Good combination.      – Andrew Saul PhD.  The DOCTOR YOURSELF NEWSLETTER

First of all let me say: Congratulations on your superb book!  You have succeeded in making a complicated subject accessible. – Leonard S. Rosenbaum, M.A.
Board of Dirs., Intl. Assn. of Cancer Victors & Friends (IACVF;

“This is an incredibly informative and useful book. Every one of you needs it in your library. Jonathan’s book is called Cancer: The Complete Recovery Guide …. This is, from now on, my primary encyclopaedia when I have a question about cancer and its treatment.’—Bill Henderson, author of Cancer-Free

‘An excellent, up-to-date resource…. I am the list administrator for several ACOR paediatric cancer support lists, and often need to look something up, as many list members are interested in CAM.’ ’—Patty Feist, website manager of

I recently bought your book because I have become very involved in the life of an old friend, and the challenges she faces with a diagnosis of secondary liver cancer. We were both comforted and somewhat inspired by the broad sweep of your book.” – Ron Crennel

‘Well done, I do think you have made a good job of covering such a wide variance in subjects and keeping it readable. I particularly like your writing style, factual and calm about what is frankly the ridiculous state of relationships between orthodox and alternative approaches.’—Patricia Peat, Cancer Options (cancer consultancy)

‘Having just been through surgery myself to remove a breast cancer lump and facing follow-up treatments such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormone therapy, I am so glad I was tipped off to read this book… This book helps to put things in perspective and was invaluable to me in making my decisions about follow-up treatment.’ – Lucy W. (Amazon review)

‘I work with cancer patients and have found this book incredibly helpful to them (and me & my work colleagues). Very well laid out, well written.’ – S. Lumley, cancer patient counsellor

“I want to say how inspirational your book and all its suggestions have been. It has enabled me to keep positive for my sister over the past terrible months.”
Emma Greener

“I recommend this book to everyone, whether or not you have cancer, as ‘The’ reference book on cancer. This book gives hope…. It explains clearly the arguments for and against a multitude of treatments…. I wish I had read this before I was diagnosed as doctors and the cancer charities didn’t tell me any of this. ” – D. Bushell, cancer survivor

“Being someone diagnosed as a terminal cancer patient, I have scoured the ‘net and read many books. This is the best. And it gives hope too…Get this book; read it; be inspired by it.”Ian Clements, cancer survivor

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