Cancer Survivors, Patients Share What Books, Movies and TV Shows Helped Them Get Through Treatment


On social media, CURE® recently asked its readers to share what movies, books and TV shows helped them get through their cancer treatments.

Each week on FacebookTwitter and Instagram, CURE® asks its readers to share their thoughts with a #CureConnect discussion question.

This past week, we asked: “Do you have any favorite books, TV shows or movies that helped you get through treatment?”

Here’s what some of our readers shared:

  • “Anything comedic. My favorites are the Marx Brothers movies, TV shows “SuperStore” on Hulu and “Kim's Convenience” on Netflix. Keep the laughs coming.” – R.C.
  • “Bought the complete DVD sets of “Downton Abbey” and “Doc Martin”. My daughter also gave me several Adam Sandler movie DVDs.” – V.M.P.
  • “I lived through 17 days of stem cell transplant with Facebook.” – N.H.
  • “We Are Marshall” or “What About Bob?” – L.L.
  • “Jan Karon’s “Mitford Years” series. I think it was 13 books at that time.” – K.S.B.B.
  • “Just Get Me Through This! A Practical Guide to Coping with Breast Cancer” and “Flat: Reclaiming My Body from Breast Cancer.” – A.G.
  • “I binge read Michael Connelly’s “Harry Bosch” series, over 20 books. Mysteries in general are good for taking my mind off cancer, especially in the infusion room.” – K.I.
  • “The movie “Momma Mia!” – D.K.
  • “For me, positive playlists and daily quotes and affirmations. My personal manta now is, may our smile be brighter than any obstacles we face.” – T.A-H.
  • “Living Proof,” the story of Dr. Dennis Slamon. He was a UCLA oncologist who identified Herceptin. I was HER2-ppositive.” – S.D.

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