Thousands of members of MyMyelomaTeam connect with one another and read each other's stories to gain perspective and validation about living with cancer. Another way to discover how to live better with myeloma is through books written by people who have this condition. We combed through member book recommendations and collected a list of the most popular.
1. The Myeloma Survival Guide: Essential Advice for Patients and Their Loved Ones by Jim Tamkin
This encyclopedic book is all you need to know after a myeloma diagnosis, from building your health team to financing treatment. It will give you a full picture of what to expect before, during, and after treatment.
2. A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope by Tom Brokaw
NBC journalist Tom Brokaw's, memoir discusses how his fortunate life quickly changed after his multiple myeloma diagnosis. As he pauses to look back at his happier days, he also discusses the strength it took to battle cancer.
3. Marrow Me: One Man's Entrance into the Merry World of Multiple Myeloma by Joshua Roberts
This writer's memoir of his 12 years spent battling myeloma sheds light on this increasingly common condition. A combination of brutal honesty and humor, Marrow Me is a must-read for all those whose lives are touched by myeloma.
4. The Ultimate Marathon: My Journey With Multiple Myeloma Cancer by Tim McNeill
Despite multiple health complications early after his diagnosis, and thanks to the support and determination of his family and doctors, Tim McNeill survives medical odds in this inspirational memoir.
Check out some book recommendations and favorites from members of MyMyelomaTeam:
"I’ll be mostly reading and listening here but want to do my part and not just be a lump who doesn’t contribute."
"They also have literature that is downloadable or will send you books."
"Summer travel is right around the corner. Traveling with cancer can present some additional challenges. Check out 'Taking Flight with Cancer: Tips for Air Travel' by Gwen Spector, RN, BSN, COCN."
What book about myeloma or cancer do wish you knew about when you were first diagnosed? Share in the comments below!