Alternative Medicine Magazine's Definitive Guide to Cancer: A Comprehensive & Integrative Approach to Successfully Treat & Heal Cancer

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The second edition of this comprehensive guide to cancer helps patients and their caregivers learn about causes and prevention of cancer; offset the side effects of conventional medicine; evaluate effective alternative treatments; utilize natural therapies involving diet, lifestyle, and nutritional supplements; and achieve deep healing through a mind-body-spirit approach. Featuring in-depth discussions of 20 specific cancers, including detailed descriptions of integrative treatments, this accessibly written guide...

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The second edition of this comprehensive guide to cancer helps patients and their caregivers learn about causes and prevention of cancer; offset the side effects of conventional medicine; evaluate effective alternative treatments; utilize natural therapies involving diet, lifestyle, and nutritional supplements; and achieve deep healing through a mind-body-spirit approach. Featuring in-depth discussions of 20 specific cancers, including detailed descriptions of integrative treatments, this accessibly written guide is an invaluable tool for understanding and implementing integrative and complementary cancer care. An extensively revised and updated second edition of Alternative Medicine magazine's definitive guide to integrative cancer prevention and treatment. Includes current cancer research, expert interviews, and real-life stories from practitioners, patients, and caregivers. Peer reviewed by an editorial board of integrative practitioners. The American Cancer Society reports that one in four Americans dies from cancer.

"in this beautifully written, authoritative, and accessible book, Alschuler and Gazella offer state-of-the-art advice, direction, and companionship to anyone diagnosed with cancer. The Definitive Guide to Cancer is a unique synthesis of information and wisdom, research and loving-kindness." —Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, clinical professor at UCSF School of Medicine and author of Kitchen Table Wisdom and My Grandfather's Blessings

"This is an outstanding resource for every family facing cancer. The future of medicine—full integration of conventional and natural medicine—can be found here. I especially appreciate the authors' rigorous scientific approach for evaluating the validity of unconventional theories, diagnostic methods, and therapies,. This is the resource to trust." —Joseph E. Pizzorno, ND, Founding president of Bastyr University and coauthor of Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine and Natural Medicine for the Prevention and Treatment of Cancer  Reviews“The authors' use of evidence-based information, their explanation of techniques for evaluating medical data, and their encouragement of partnership and improved doctor-patient communication make this an outstanding resource for all libraries.”—Library Journal, starred review

 

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Meet the Author

LISE ALSCHULER, ND, is the director of naturopathic medicine at Midwestern Regional Medical Center—Cancer Treatment Centers of America, an accredited regional hospital specializing in comprehensive integrative cancer care in Zion, Illinois.

KAROLYN A. GAZELLA is a research journalist and health writer, the founding publisher of the journal Integrative Medicine, and currently executive director of a nonprofit alternative healing program in Boulder, Colorado.

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Table of Contents


About the Authors     xi
Acknowledgments     xiii
Editorial Advisory Board     xvi
Foreword     xxi
Introduction     xxiii
Our Connection to Cancer     xxx
Understanding Cancer     1
What Is Cancer?     3
Causes of Cancer     21
Preventing Cancer     41
Early Detection and Diagnosis     59
Treatment Approaches     81
Conventional Treatment Overview     83
Overview of Complementary and Alternative Treatment Options     96
Evaluating Your Options and Choosing Integrative Treatment     114
Building a Strong Foundation with Diet and Nutrition     131
Lifestyle Factors That Make a Difference     146
Supporting Your Body During Conventional Treatment     172
Supporting Key Body Functions     219
Immune System     221
Inflammation     239
Hormonal Influences     250
Insulin Resistance     273
Digestion, Detoxification, and Elimination     284
Addressing Specific Cancers     299
Specific Cancer Overviews     301
Bladder Cancer     304
Bone Cancer     311
Brain Cancer     315
Breast Cancer     320
Cervical Cancer     333
Colon Cancer     338
Gastric Cancer     346
Kidney Cancer     351
Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Myeloma     356
Liver Cancer     370
Lung Cancer     376
Ovarian Cancer     385
Pancreatic Cancer     391
Prostate Cancer     399
Skin Cancer and Melanoma     408
Testicular Cancer     416
Thyroid Cancer     422
Uterine Cancer     427
Conclusion: The Future of Cancer Care     433
Glossary     441
Resources     448
Dosage Ranges     451
Endnotes     459
Index     522
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  • Posted January 5, 2010

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    This book is too high-level for people actually suffering from the disease. Its like an encyclopedia.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2007

    great resource for cancer patients and care providers

    If knowledge is power, Alternative Medicine Magazine¿s Definitive Guide to Cancer is a real powerhouse. Eschewing medical or technical jargon, this book helps readers decipher the terminology used by oncologists. I especially appreciated the discussion of 10 ways to analyze internet information. This alone is worth the cost of the book for patients desperately sorting through reams of information and claims. The book is organized into four distinct parts, plus a useful appendix. Part I covers cancer basics, detailing early detection and diagnosis techniques in clear, accessible language. Each form of conventional treatment such as radiation, surgery, and chemotherapy, is addressed in Part II, which explains what to expect and how to minimize side effects. Part III contains a detailed discussion of supporting key body functions and explanations of how and why each step is desirable. Handy charts of common chemotherapy agents list which supportive nutrients to increase and which may be contraindicated. These are invaluable to help patients and providers design supportive plans and avoid undesirable interactions. Part IV discusses individual cancer types, detailing the basic biology of the organ, common treatment options, and best supportive therapy ideas. The appendixes include a nutrient directory, a glossary of medical terminology, and copious references. Included throughout are first-person patient stories that humanize the technical information, allowing a deeper understanding of the impact a diagnosis of cancer can have on patients and their loved ones. These stories also remind us how important it is to treat the whole person, not just a diagnosis, and how each patient must find their own pathway to healing. Overall, this book provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date information available for cancer patients and providers. I would strongly recommend that anyone living with cancer or treating patients with cancer get a copy and use it regularly.

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