The Breast Cancer Prevention Program: The First Complete Survey of The Causes of Breast Cancer and The Steps You Can Take to Reduce Your Risks

The Breast Cancer Prevention Program: The First Complete Survey of The Causes of Breast Cancer and The Steps You Can Take to Reduce Your Risks

by Samuel S. Epstein, David Steinman
     
 

Here for the first time: the truth about a woman's power to take charge of her health, to dramatically reduce her risks of developing a potentially devastating disease. Every woman does it every month: She examines her breasts, hoping not to feel a lump that could change her future in a profound, intimate way. Indeed, breast cancer is now the leading cause

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Here for the first time: the truth about a woman's power to take charge of her health, to dramatically reduce her risks of developing a potentially devastating disease. Every woman does it every month: She examines her breasts, hoping not to feel a lump that could change her future in a profound, intimate way. Indeed, breast cancer is now the leading cause of death among women between the ages of 35 and 54, and even successful treatment of the disease often involves permanent disfigurement. Told by cancer establishment giants like the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society that prevention is not possible, most women follow the advice of these so-called experts, submitting to annual mammography and hoping for the best. In The Breast Cancer Prevention Program, Dr. Samuel S. Epstein and David Steinman expose just how wrongheaded this approach is. The truth is, breast cancer is not a random killer. There are many simple, straightforward ways women can help protect themselves against it. Supported by a wealth of scientifically documented, medically sound information, this groundbreaking book outlines the unpublished "Dirty Dozen" risk factors for breast cancer and describes in detail the ways to avoid them, including:

  • Performing careful breast self-exams in premenopausal years instead of submitting to the carcinogenic radiation of mammograms
  • Eating a healthful diet instead of one high in animal fat contaminated with carcinogenic pollutants and hormones
  • Understanding what a family history of the disease really means, and the impact your reproductive choices may have on your risk
  • Using safer methods of birth control than oral contraceptives, which dangerously raise estrogen levels
  • Ridding your work and living environments of cancer-causing chemicals that can damage breast cells.
In addition, the authors expose the truth about the dangers of silicone breast implants, estrogen replacement therapy, and a host of other "hidden" risk factors. They also reveal how drug manufacturers and the mammography industry influence the cancer establishment in formulating its policies on prevention. Most of all, they bring you the information you need to make informed decisions about your health, placing in your hands the power to dramatically reduce your risks for this dreaded disease.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780025361928
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/08/1997
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.47(w) x 9.54(h) x 1.47(d)

Meet the Author

SAMUEL S. EPSTEIN, M.D., and DAVID STEINMAN are the authors of The Safe Shopper's Bible. Dr. Epstein, professor of occupational and environmental medicine at the University of Illinois School of Public Health and chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition in Chicago, is a leading international expert on the environmental causes of cancer, and past president of the Rachel Carson Council. His previous books include The Politics of Cancer. Investigative journalist David Steinman is the author of Diet for a Poisoned Planet, and chairman of Citizens for Health. SUSAN LEVERT is the author of several health-related books, including The Woman Doctor's Guide to Menopause.

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