Cancer Heroine Romance Books

Have you been looking for a new book to read? Maybe you’re looking to get into something new, or maybe you just want to switch things up. If so, check out our selection of cancer heroine romance books. These are perfect for people who love romance novels and want something light and fun to read.

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Cancer Heroine Romance Books


For some people, reading a book can be relaxing. For other people, it can be a source of enrichment or inspiration. Books in which cancer patients are the protagonist do both of these things and more; they connect readers to those who have gone through similar experiences and take them away from their own daily worries and issues. If you’re facing cancer, or have been impacted by this disease in some way, here are 11 books that will help you cope with any stress or anxiety you may be feeling—while also keeping you entertained.

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Since You’ve Been Gone is a book about Emily, who has to deal with the death of her best friend. Her best friend, Sloane, planned everything and now that she’s gone, Emily needs help in order to go through with the plan.

The book is about how Emily deals with her grief and loss as well as her new life without Sloane around.

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

If I Stay is a book that tells the story of Mia, a 17-year-old cellist who is the sole survivor of a car accident. The tragedy leaves her in a coma and prompts her to revisit her past experiences, including her family and boyfriend. She also has to make an important decision: should she live or die?

It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

It’s Kind of a Funny Story is a novel about a teenager who checks himself into a mental hospital. The book is told in the first person, so you get to hear all about his experience in the hospital as he goes through it. It’s an interesting read because it shows you what life is like for someone who has to stay at a mental hospital—not just how they feel about being there, but also what goes on when they’re there, and how everyone else treats them.

The author of this book is Ned Vizzini and he wrote it in 2007 after seeing someone he knew go through something similar (though not exactly the same). His family had noticed that his friend wasn’t acting normal anymore; she wasn’t eating or sleeping well, she was taking drugs and drinking alcohol excessively, etc., so they took her to get help at Mount Sinai Hospital where she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder (manic depression).

The novel was made into a movie called It’s Kind of A Funny Story starring Keir Gilchrist (who played Angus Tuckerman) and Emma Roberts (who played Zoey [Zoe] Rothberg) in 2010; if you want more info about their characters’ stories check out this link:

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars is a book written by John Green. It’s about a teenage girl named Hazel who has cancer and meets Augustus Waters at a support group meeting. The two fall in love while they go on trips together and share their favorite books with each other.

The novel is funny, heartwarming, but also bittersweet because it deals with some very heavy topics like cancer deaths.

A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks

If you’re looking for a book that will make you cry, this is it. It’s about a girl who has cancer and falls in love with a boy who she meets at her school. He helps her through her struggles and they become best friends. The book is full of romance and heartbreak, as well as an important message: don’t give up hope or lose faith in yourself because of what people think about you or how they treat you.

The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler

The Summer of Chasing Mermaids is about a girl named Jo who is diagnosed with cancer. While she’s in treatment, she meets a boy named Ernie and they start to fall for each other.

The book is about falling in love, but it also has serious undertones of the struggles that come along with cancer. After all, these two teens have been hit hard by the disease and are trying to find their way back to normalcy while dealing with it every day.

Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo

Stay with Me is the story of Yejide and Akin, who are expecting their second baby. Their relationship has been strained by years of struggles and misunderstandings, but as they prepare for their new addition to the family, they have begun to remember why they fell in love so many years ago.

This book is about relationships—both romantic and familial—and how our relationships connect us to one another. It’s also about hope: our ability to believe that things will get better even when there seems no way out; our faith that tomorrow will be better than today; the way we persevere when all signs point towards giving up.

This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel is a book about a transgender child who is also a twin and has cancer. The main character, Poppy, transitions from being a boy named Peter to being a girl named Nora at the beginning of the story. Nora’s sister and her father are supportive of her transition, but their mother refuses to accept it until she sees how happy it makes her daughter.

This book shows how difficult it can be for a family when someone transitions genders; however, it also shows that they can overcome obstacles together as long as they keep their family’s love in mind throughout their journey.

The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters

The Cure for Dreaming is a book about a girl with cancer. The main character, Julia, has been diagnosed with leukemia and is facing a terminal illness. She doesn’t want to die. She also doesn’t know how to live without her dream of becoming an actress, which she believes will never happen if she has cancer.

In this novel by Cat Winters, we learn about all the ways that someone can cope with living in the shadow of death and still find the strength to make meaning out of life—including dreaming up a cure for herself.

Before I Die by Jenny Downham

Before I Die is a book about a girl who has been diagnosed with cancer and only has a few months to live. While she is dying, she thinks about her relationships with her family and friends, including the one that she has that’s special but forbidden.

It’s an emotional story about facing death and making the most of your time left on this earth. It’s also a great choice for anyone who might be facing cancer themselves or someone close to them who is dealing with it right now.

Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes is a writer and producer of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, but she is also an accomplished memoirist. Her book Year of Yes chronicles her decision to say yes to everything for a year. She says yes to invitations, tries new things, and learns from others. If you’re looking for inspiration or just want to read about how someone else made it through tough times—this book will definitely have something for you.

Here are some inspiring books (with cancer patients at their center) to read, especially if you’re facing cancer yourself.

One of the best ways to deal with cancer is by reading. I know it can be difficult, especially if you’re in treatment or dealing with side effects, but if you pick up a book and read for 15 minutes every day, you’ll feel better. Books are important because they help us escape reality. They remind us that we aren’t alone in our struggles and can inspire us by showing us what other people have gone through and how they overcame it.

In this article, I’m going to share five books (and one bonus) that will help you get through your cancer diagnosis or treatment—and even beyond!


We hope you’re able to find the support and inspiration you need through these stories. After all, we don’t have to face cancer alone!

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