Your Life In Your Hands: Understanding, Preventing, and Overcoming Breast Cancer

Your Life In Your Hands: Understanding, Preventing, and Overcoming Breast Cancer

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by Jane A. Plant
     
 

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One out of nine women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. In fact, it is the second leading cause of cancer death for women (after lung cancer) and the leading overall cause of death in women between the ages of forty and fifty-five. For too long women have erroneously believed that there is little or nothing they can do to prevent this

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One out of nine women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. In fact, it is the second leading cause of cancer death for women (after lung cancer) and the leading overall cause of death in women between the ages of forty and fifty-five. For too long women have erroneously believed that there is little or nothing they can do to prevent this dread illness. Our major medical efforts are directed toward detecting and treating, rather than preventing, breast cancer.

Professor Jane Plant, one of Britain's most eminent scientists, contracted breast cancer in 1987. She had five recurrences, and, by 1993, the cancer had spread to her lymph system. When orthodox medicine gave up and she was told that she only had three months to live, she determined to use her extensive scientific training and her knowledge of other cultures to find a way to survive. In her research, she was startled to find that in China breast cancer affects far fewer women than in Western countries. Plant considered that there could be a dietary trigger for the illness. As she continued her scientific investigations, she became convinced that there was a causal link between consumption of dairy products and breast cancer.

Jane Plant finally defeated her breast cancer, in part because she used her training and knowledge as a natural scientist to understand it-- and then overcome it. Combining the diet her research had led to with traditional medical treatment, Professor Plant was not only able to triumph over her own disease but also to pass on what she had discovered to help more than sixty other women successfully fight their breast cancer.

In this book, women will be presented for the first time with a compelling body of evidence strongly suggesting that consumption of dairy products may cause breast cancer. It will demonstrate the specific changes that women can make in their day-to-day lives to help prevent and treat breast cancer. With a clear statement of the scientific principles behind her discovery, Professor Plant includes detailed suggestions for ways to alter your diet by eliminating or reducing consumption of many suspected cancer-causing agents, especially dairy products, and replacing them with healthful alternatives. She offers as well detailed menus and recipes to help you make the transition and enjoy it.

Your Life in Your Hands is a revolutionary book that will change the lives of millions of women.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466874169
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
06/24/2014
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
714,234
File size:
852 KB

Meet the Author

Jane A. Plant, Ph.D., C.B.E., is one of Britain's most distinguished female scientists. She is chief scientist of the British Geological Survey and continues to sit on many influential government and international committees. In 1999, she was awarded Britain's most prestigious science honor, the Lord Lloyd of Kilgerran Prize (previous recipients include the inventor of DNA fingerprinting, and the scientist who cloned "Dolly," the sheep). Professor Plant lives in Nottingham with her husband and children.


Jane A. Plant, Ph.D., C.B.E., is one of Britain's most distinguished scientists. She is chief scientist of the British Geological Survey and continues to sit on many influential government and international committees. In 1999, she was awarded Britain's most prestigious honor, the Lord Lloyd of Kilgerran Prize. Professor Plant lives in Nottingham with her husband and children. She is the author of Your Life in Your Hands: Understanding, Preventing, and Overcoming Breast Cancer.

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Your Life in Your Hands: Understanding, Preventing, and Overcoming Breast Cancer 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book very informative, since I am a breast cancer surivor. I think very logically, like Jane A. Plant does, in trying to figure out what has caused this horrid disease. Her claim of dairy being the root cause of her breast cancer, left me feeling disappointed. I became a vegetarian at age 21, and my diet has been extremely low in dairy and high in soy products. Nonetheless, at 36 years of age I was diagnosed with breast cancer. What I really like about the book is it helped me to wonder about the possible underlying causes of my breast cancer, and what possibly I could change in my life. I liked the information on the differences between Western and Eastern Countries' diet. This helped me to look at what I can do differently in my diet. For me, it may not be the dairy aspect, but maybe the lack of fish which helps to keep a certain ratio of omega 3/omega 6 in our bodies. Still, I think the book is valuable for breast cancer patients/survivors to read. For some with breast cancer, maybe the elimination of dairy and increase of soy is the cure. It worked for her.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very enlightening look at cancer from a natural holistic approach. A very easy read that makes more sense than barbaric chemotherapy treatments. I am glad that my wife and found this book after our diagnosis of breast cancer. This has more answers than the two oncologists my wife and I have visited.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a must-read for anyone who has dealt with or is dealing with breast cancer. It may not be the answer to everyone's situation, but it contains very sound research and very sound nutritional advice. I wish that I had found and read 'Your Life...' much sooner (but it had not yet been written when I first needed it!). It's super to see it offered--finally!--in the U.S. Dr. Plant is offering much hope to us all. Buy this book: you will not be sorry!