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Funny Books for Cancer Patients – 9 Books Sure To Get a Laugh

Have you ever heard the quote, “Laughter is the best medicine?”



This is true even in cancer patients, and studies have shown that laughter can not only relieve stress and anxiety but also boost the immune system of cancer patients. Just like any other person, cancer patients need laughter, many times even more than us.


However, sometimes our jokes and funny stories just don’t make the cut of making a cancer patient laugh. That’s okay because there are funny books for cancer patients that are sure to keep them cracking up. If you want to lighten the mood, consider reading and purchasing one of these funny books for cancer patients.


They will feel great, and you will always be remembered for your unique gift that lightened their mood and brightened their days.

Here are our best funny books for cancer patients recommendations

Dive right into a comic book memoir where Miriam Engelberg invites you into her life of thoughts and humor. Engelberg was 43 years old when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and sheds light on her experiences through humor and comics in this book. Using cartooning to cope, you will witness her complete story from diagnosis to surgery and everything in between. This is a good read for cancer patients who enjoy a comic and a good laugh.

Honey Badger Coloring is at it again with a new swear word adult coloring book, this time specifically for cancer patients and survivors. With coloring books like “Mama Needs A Mother F*cking Nap” and “Eat A Bag Of D*cks,” they know a thing or two about adult needs. If you know someone who has or had cancer who also enjoys a little bit of coloring every now and then, this is the perfect gift to give them.

This heartfelt memoir by Nora McInerny Purmort tells the story of the life and love she shared with her husband Aaron. This heartfelt yet hilarious memoir will have you laughing one minute and crying the next. But most of all, this story of mortality and resilience makes a clear point on how to live life to the fullest, and how to “keep going when life kicks you in the junk.”

This comical collection of thoughts is not only humorous but uplifting in more ways you could imagine. And better yet, one hundred percent of the proceeds go directly to cancer research. Laughter really is the best medicine, and this book serves as the perfect reminder to stay strong and stay happy, even in the darkest of times.

The book has a whole lot of everything as Kris Carr gives you her advice and first-hand experience in having cancer. Read her story and view her pictures of her and her cancer posse as this actress, photographer, and now author tells you her personal stories, revelations and more. This book offers a wealth of knowledge and insight, and is a handy tool for every newly diagnosed woman.

A prime example of the saying, “Laughter is the best medicine,” this humorous book fully supports that theory. With stories by Steve Butterman and illustrations by Adam Frizzell, this collection of hilarious stories of cancer will have you feeling normal in a world where many can’t even say the dreaded “C” word. Cancer is a serious thing, and this book reminds us that it’s okay to smile and even laugh at the stories and jokes that this book contains.

For cancer patients and survivors who enjoy a good graphic novel, this is a great one. Marisa Acocella Marchetto tells the true story of her own experience with breast cancer, starting with the moment she found a lump in her breast. That didn’t stop her from telling her story through comical drawings and real-life stories that showed every step of the way from diagnosis to cure.

Whether you are newly diagnosed, barely survived, or a caregiver to either, this book by Janet Sheppard Kelleher is the perfect gift for your loved one. Read as Janet takes you through her direct cancer experiences in these 7 very humorous stories about breast cancer. This is an extremely optimistic book that gives new meaning to “Kicking Breast Cancer’s Butt!”

Meet Adam Blain, family man and lawyer. At 44 years old, his oncologist wife discovers and diagnoses him with brain cancer. But that doesn’t stop this man’s will and energy to have a good laugh and experience all humor has to offer through his journey. This story shows that even in the worst of times, you can keep on keeping on and seize every moment you have, because at any moment it just might be your last.

Best Books for Cancer Patients – A gift guide

The gift of a good book provides comfort, inspiration, and support. 


The gift of a good book provides comfort, inspiration, and support to a cancer patient. How do you choose the perfect book when there are so many for sale? This list has books written by doctors and cancer patients alike. Their personal stories offer hope for everyone with cancer.


Give a gift that provides useful information with a book that explains the latest facts about healing foods and drinks. Your loved one will find delicious recipes in the cookbooks. Many of these books give helpful information about alternative treatments. There are easy to read books that explain the science of how cancer cures work and make thoughtful gifts. Show you care by sending a message of love with each of these books.

Give the gift of good nutrition. In Beating Cancer with Nutrition, author Dr. Quillin offers this simple guide. As the vice president of nutrition at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, he is an expert in food and health. This easy to follow book explains how to eat well with cancer and even includes recipes. Both doctors and cancer patients recommend this best selling book.

How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease is the best book for cancer patients and anyone who wants to eat right and live a long life. This New York Times best-selling book is written by Dr. Michael Greger, who has devoted his life to showing how nutrition affects health. Give a gift that will educate and inspire. 

Every woman wants to look and feel her best. Pretty Sick: The Beauty Guide for Women with Cancer is a complete resource for cancer patients. This gift offers the best advice for taking care of skin, hair, and nails during cancer treatment. Illustrated and full of style choices, this book covers every beauty issue from wig shopping to makeup.

What Cancer Cannot Do: Stories of Courage is an uplifting book full of scripture, positive quotes, and heartfelt stories written by cancer survivors. Perfect for reading whenever courage is needed. This gift reminds patients that cancer cannot beat faith and love.

Offer comfort each day with 50 Days of Hope. This book offers beautiful messages of support, written by others with cancer. The stories will inspire your loved one with daily encouragement. Share the hope of God's Word with this powerful gift.

Having cancer means having questions. In Cancer Secrets, Dr. Jonathan Stegall, a successful oncologist, explains how to use every tool available to fight cancer. This easy to read book helps patients learn more about cancer and how to treat it, with both modern and alternative medicine. Offer hope with this gift that describes all the options available.

The Winning and Preventing Cancer Diet is so much more than a cookbook! Information on cancer-fighting foods is combined with tasty, easy to make recipes that the whole family will enjoy. This book has flavors from around the world and includes Gluten Free, Vegetarian, and Vegan recipes. Perfect for anyone who wants to improve their nutrition to fight cancer.

Do you want to share your love of tea with a cancer patient? Cancer Hates Tea is perfect for tea drinkers, and for those who want to use the power of tea as a proven cancer fighter. Based on thousands of studies, the book explains how tea works in the body to fight cancer and boost health. Offering the benefits of this delicious drink is a useful and thoughtful gift. 

Learn how food fights cancer symptoms with this easy to follow cookbook. The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen, Second Edition, has been updated with new recipes and no-cook foods for low energy days. This award-winning cookbook is the perfect gift for cancer patients and their families. 

Getting Things Off My Chest: A Survivor's Guide to Staying Fearless and Fabulous in the Face of Breast Cancer helps anyone diagnosed with breast cancer take charge of her life. Written by a breast cancer survivor, this award-winning book has information, checklists, and useful tips that help patients stay positive. Show her you care with this thoughtful and inspiring gift. 

Give expert advice on nutrition with Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients. Dr. Russell L. Blaylock, a respected doctor and clinical assistant professor, guides patients through the best food and vitamin choices to create a strong nutritional plan. This powerful book teaches how to use fresh foods for better health and healing. 

The book 90 Days to Live: Beating Cancer When Modern Medicine Offers No Hope is a real-life story, written by a survivor and his wife. This couple beat the odds after receiving his terminal diagnosis. This committed team raised a family, built a business, and beat his cancer while using a 100% natural cure. This heart-warming story is a gift that offers inspiration and victory. 

How to Starve Cancer is part life-story and part guide to the best nutrition for cancer patients. Author Jane McLelland has created a plan to create a personal, cancer-starving diet. By using the right foods and supplements, Jane beat her terminal cancer. In this powerful story, she explains all the steps needed to be a survivor. A true gift of hope!

In his book, Chris Beat Cancer, author Chris Wark describes how he used a toxin-free diet and lifestyle to win his cancer fight. Instead of chemotherapy, Chris made radical changes that created a life of wellness. An emotional and powerful gift that guides the reader through the changes needed for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. 

This New York Times Best Seller is a powerful guide to the lifestyle changes that help fight and prevent cancer. In Anticancer: A New Way of Life, author Dr. David Servan-Schreiber describes his journey from being diagnosed with brain cancer to living a healthy life. This important book shows how to combine science and diet for a life of balance and healing. 

Give the gift of hope with this inspirational story of natural healing. N of 1: One Man's Harvard-Documented Remission of Incurable Cancer Using Only Natural Methods, is a powerful book. Before there was a medical cure for his disease, the author researched and used the best natural ways to heal himself. Scientifically documented, this book is a valuable resource for any cancer patient. 

Having a child with cancer is a very emotional experience for parents. Offer comfort by sharing this beautiful story. Written by her father, Shane Meader, the book Curing Coral: A Journey Through Childhood Cancer is a moving story of this family's journey. Some of the proceeds from this book are donated to childhood cancer treatment and research. 

The Truth about Cancer is an informative gift that explains everything about this disease. Learn what really causes cancer and the many unconventional treatments that work to fight it. True stories of successful healing fill this book and provide all the information needed on alternative treatments and true health. This book is a special gift that offers knowledge and hope.

Why do some people survive cancer, even when they have a terminal diagnosis? Radical Remission answers that question by explaining the nine things that survivors have in common. Based on thousands of cases, this book looks at what changes are needed in life to beat the odds and be a survivor. Give the gift of comfort and hope to someone close to you. 

Give her the gift of laughter with the book Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips. This book is the story of Kris Carr, a remarkable woman who beat cancer with humor and love. Kris offers advice, information, and has filled her book with resources for every woman fighting cancer. Give a gift that will touch her heart and let her know she is not alone.