Cancer Free: The Comprehensive Prevention Program Developed by Physicians at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

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In plain English, Cancer Free lays out the building blocks of an effective prevention program, summarizing the research evidence and outlining simple, easy-to-implement methods of assessing risk, optimizing diet, adopting a healthy lifestyle, reducing exposure to environmental carcinogens and harnessing the powers of the mind. Next the authors show how to assemble the building blocks into a concrete plan for protecting against the most common cancers. Self-assessment charts allow you to fine-tune your risk ...
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New York 1995 Hard cover First edition. New in very good dust jacket. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 416 p. Audience: General/trade. "CANCER FREE" published by Simon ... Schuster-by famed Sloan-Kettering Hospital & Cancer Center physicians Sidney J. Winawer, MD and Moshe Shike, MD, with Philip Bashe & Genell Subak-Sharpe. A book in new condition, unmarked & clean with a fine DJ that shows scant handling. Published in 1995, the volume is rich in common-cancer information, always relevant, and covers the hows of prevention of the major cancers, as well as the necessary life-style adjustments to prevent & cure, where possible. An informative volume needs to be on everyone's bookshelf and in the libraries of any professional or layman dealing with the disease or needing information. Price Reduced Hard Cover volume. Read more Show Less

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Overview

In plain English, Cancer Free lays out the building blocks of an effective prevention program, summarizing the research evidence and outlining simple, easy-to-implement methods of assessing risk, optimizing diet, adopting a healthy lifestyle, reducing exposure to environmental carcinogens and harnessing the powers of the mind. Next the authors show how to assemble the building blocks into a concrete plan for protecting against the most common cancers. Self-assessment charts allow you to fine-tune your risk profile and to shape a sensible and complete prevention plan. Detailed guidelines for and explanations of screening procedures for each cancer will help you to make the best use of medical resources. And the real-life experiences included in each chapter provide tips for making your program a daily practice, and inspiration for keeping it that way.

Prevent cancer by assessing cancer risk/understanding link between the mind & cancer/reevaluating diet, lifestyle/etc.

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Winawer, head of gastroenterology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital in New York, and Shike, director of clinical nutrition there, believe the greatest hope for further reducing the toll of cancer lies in its prevention. They say that use of careful analysis and family and personal histories makes it is possible to estimate a particular individual's risk for many cancers, and then reduce that risk. So if cancer should develop, it can be detected at an early stage, when it is most treatable. Unfortunately, as the authors acknowledge, researchers do not know all there is to know about prevention of certain cancers. They recommend periodic screening and diagnostic tests, and survey the possibilities offered by more advanced genetic screening tools in the future. Diet is discussed in depth-what to avoid and what seems to be cancer-preventive. Also assessed are dangerous environmental pollutants at home and at the workplace. Although the authors' approach is sometimes stuffy, the information provided is user-friendly, augmented by numerous charts and other features. (Jan.)
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In an updated version of her Preventing Cancer (LJ 3/1/78), Whelan attempts to show the "real" vs. the perceived causes of cancer by using historical reference and statistical evidence. Tobacco, alcohol, and sunlight are her primary targets, followed by sexual practices, medications, occupational risks, and diet. Some statements, such as "dioxin doesn't pose a significant human health threat," are controversial and may put off some readers. While Whelan details known cancer causes, she does not delineate prevention techniques. Winawer and Shike, both physicians at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, take a similar but more practical and comprehensive approach by giving readers tools to assess their overall cancer risks. General prevention methods, including lifestyle changes such as smoking cessation, exercise, and diet, are discussed in detail. Individual cancers are listed by describing the body organ(s) affected, diagnosis and staging, treatment, risk factors and prevention methods, and medical tests employed. Each chapter has a "key word" glossary, and reading lists are included. While both books will be of popular interest and value to health collections, Cancer Free is more comprehensive, readable, and informational.-Janet M. Schneider, James A. Haley Veterans Hosp., Tampa, Fla.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780671799670
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication date: 1/23/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416

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