"Using examples and interesting stories, three Harvard Medical School researchers and surgeons examine the history of cancer, the nature and treatment of the disease, and the prospects for future research. Accessibly written, the book provides a firm grounding in the causes of cancer and the principles of genetics, and explains the progression of the disease. Cancer diagnosis and treatment (including the limits of treatment) are thoroughly discussed, along with the dangers of unproven and alternative treatments. The authors also highlight the growing field of psychooncology
and the importance of family and community support in cancer treatment. This is an excellent, accessible introduction to the subject that should be of broad interest."
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"This slender volume offers a wealth of accessible information for lay readers seeking to understand cancer, its triggers, how it sustains itself, and how it can be fought."