Me, My Cells and I: A Survivor's Seriously Funny Guide to the Science of Cancer

Me, My Cells and I: A Survivor's Seriously Funny Guide to the Science of Cancer

by Dave Ames
     
 

Conventional medical wisdom changes constantly, so how do we make educated health decisions? Me, My Cells, and I helps its readers sort through contradictory medical advice by comparing different cancer treatments, proposing the idea that when your cells have more energy, so will you.

To learn how to deal with his advanced prostate cancer, Dave Ames studied Nobel

Overview

Conventional medical wisdom changes constantly, so how do we make educated health decisions? Me, My Cells, and I helps its readers sort through contradictory medical advice by comparing different cancer treatments, proposing the idea that when your cells have more energy, so will you.

To learn how to deal with his advanced prostate cancer, Dave Ames studied Nobel Prize winning research and learned to make treatment and lifestyle choices resulting from the effects on his cells’ ability to use oxygen. This path through the maze of conflicting health advice showed him what to eat and how to counter the side effects of radiation. His treatments ran the gamut from conventional drugs and radiation, to the less-conventional such as dietary changes and the decidedly alternative practice of Qi Gong.

Dave synthesized his copious research to write the book he wished was available when he was diagnosed, adding a big dose of humor to help the biochemistry go down. He explains the benefits of alternative medicine, how the body works, and the latest mainstream research on cancer. He believes that when it comes to cancer, it’s not about beating the odds, it’s about improving them.

Editorial Reviews

8/1/2012 - Irv Weissman
Brilliant. This is the equivalent of the best PhD thesis I’ve ever seen. I’ve forwarded copies of the book to my colleagues at Sloan-Kettering and the National Cancer Institute.
From the Publisher
“Brilliant. This is the equivalent of the best PhD thesis I’ve ever seen. I’ve forwarded copies of the book to my colleagues at Sloan-Kettering and the National Cancer Institute.”
--Irv Weissman, Director of Stanford Institute of Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine and former head of Stanford’s oncology program; 8/1/2012

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591811732
Publisher:
Sentient Publications
Publication date:
09/16/2011
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Dave Ames is the author of three books about fly fishing and one book about cancer. He prefers fishing to having cancer, so when he got diagnosed and heard the dire odds, he set about trying to prove the doctors wrong. Cancer-free for several years now, he’s on a mission to tell others how he did it. Dave grew up on the shores of Lake Erie. He was one of those kids who read Mark Twain and the Hardy Boys late into the night by a flashlight hidden under a blanket. Fishing came naturally to him. He graduated with a degree in geology from Allegheny College, and became a fly-fishing guide. He has spoken to audiences in the tens of thousands, in venues all over the country, and has kept his listeners roaring with laughter. He’s been interviewed on regional and national television, and has written for a variety of newspapers and magazines.Dave lives in Missoula, Montana, where he’s been known to do a bit of fishing now and then.

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