Free Books, Magazines & Organizers

free books and magazines for cancer patients and families
This page was originally published January 9, 2018 and updated September 25, 2022.

Free Books, Magazines & Organizers for Cancer Patients & Families

From magazine subscription chock-full of supportive and easy-to-read articles for cancer patients, and families to books to inspire, this section includes can’t-miss free books, magazines, printed organizers, and care journals designed specially to support the needs of cancer patients, caregivers, and families. Also included are books to read just for fun. This list is updated frequently with new offers so please visit often.

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Surviving Magazine 5th Edition

Surviving: Stories of Hope from Cancer Survivors

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Surviving: Stories of Hope from Cancer Survivors Fifth Edition by Patient Resource LLC includes wonderful messages of hope for any cancer patient, regardless of the stage or type of cancer you have. Celebrities Marcia Cross, Cameron Mathison and others share their personal stories of hope and encouragement. To order your free copy please visit the link above.

Bright Spot Network Free Books

Bright Reads Free Book Program

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The Bright Reads Free Book Program by the Bright Spot Network offers up to four free books for children whose parent is going through cancer treatments. This is a wonderful no-cost resource to help children deal with the emotional issues that accompany a cancer diagnosis and is open to US residents. Visit this page for descriptions of available books and scroll down to the order form at the bottom.

Free CanPlan Cancer Planner and Organizer

CanPlan Cancer Planner

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Free printable organizer and journal to help cancer patients and caregivers manage the physical and emotional journey during treatment. Includes the ability to track symptoms, activities, diet, and emotional wellness. To download and print out the PDF package, please visit this link:

Cancer Today Magazine Free Subscription for Cancer Patients, Families, and Caregivers

Cancer Today Magazine

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This free magazine subscription is published quarterly by the American Association for Cancer Research. It’s chock-full of inspirational real-life stories, the latest developments in cancer therapy and research, and useful advice to ​help cancer patients, families, and caregivers navigate the medical, practical and emotional issues that come along with a cancer diagnosis. Subscribe here:

CopingwithCancerMagazine Free Subscription

Coping with Cancer Magazine

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Free magazine subscription chock-full of supportive and easy-to-read articles for cancer patients, caregivers, and families. The Coping with Cancer magazine is published six times each year and individual subscriptions are available by mail at no cost by completing this form on the Coping website:

Endurance Free Books for Cancer Patients


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A free collection of inspirational faith-based books that offer messages of hope, encouragement and love for the journey. Currently available to physical mailing addresses within the U.S. (No PO Boxes). Requests can be made at the Endurance website on the following form:

Cancer Fighters Thrive Free Sleep Journal

Cancer Fighters Thrive

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Free digital sleep journal for cancer patients by Cancer Fighters Thrive. Including tips to evaluate your current sleep, explore relaxing and energizing activities, identify your environmental preferences, apply techniques for improvement and more! Free download here.

Stronghold Ministry

Stronghold Ministry

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Phone: (877) 230-7674


Free tote and faith-based inspiration designed to support and comfort people fighting cancer. To find out more about this generous program or to request a care package for yourself or someone else, please visit

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  1. Thank you for this list. I had no idea there were this many magazines or books just for cancer care, and free too! I will be sure to link back to this page on my own site.

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