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Healing Outside the Margins: The Survivor's Guide to Integrative Cancer Care
by Carole O'Toole 
Of the one million Americans diagnosed with cancer every year, 70% choose complementary therapies, such as acupuncture, massage, and guided imagery, to support conventional cancer treatment for coping with their illness. "The responsibility for selecting complementary therapies while facing such a serious illness can be daunting," says cancer coach and cancer survivor Carole O'Toole in her thorough new book, HEALING OUTSIDE THE MARGINS: The Survivor's Guide to Integrative Cancer Care. O'Toole was diagnosed in 1994 with a relatively rare, advanced and virulent form of breast cancer and given 18 months to live. Alive and vibrant today, O’Toole knows first-hand how effective combining therapies can be and how confusing the options are. "I believe that both saved my life," O'Toole says of conventional and complementary treatments, "and feel extremely blessed to have chosen a more integrative form of care."