The Answer to Cancer

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A Revolution in Cancer Prevention

This urgent, hopeful new book explores the cutting edge in the war against cancer-with exclusive coverage of the most exciting discovery of all: chemopreventive drugs that can actually stop the cancer process from starting

The landmark announcement, five years ago, that tamoxifen could significantly reduce the rate of breast cancer in high-risk women, signaled the dawn of a new era in the battle against cancer. Now two highly respected physicians, one of them a cancer survivor herself, report on the recent dramatic breakthroughs in cancer prevention. Whether the goal is to avoid ever getting cancer, to arrest precancerous changes, or to prevent a recurrence, people will turn to this book for news they can use. The Answer to Cancer:

- Provides the latest information on the new chemopreventive drugs

- Identifies key lifestyle factors that can influence cancer risk-and outline a comprehensive self-care plan

- Evaluates the effectiveness of anti-cancer measures

- Helps readers to conduct their own personal risk assessments

Evidence that it is possible to intervene early to prevent cancer is so strong that the National Cancer Institute is currently sponsoring 80 chemoprevention trials. The new information in this book gives us all reason to hope that we are on our way to winning the war against this dreaded disease.
 

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Contents

PART I
3
A Statistical Perspective
12
Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers
80
Pro State Can cer
93
Pancreatic Cancer
180
Oral Can cers
199
Quit Smoking
216
Maintain a Healthy Weight
223
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About the author (2004)

Carolyn D. Runowicz, a nationally recognized expert in gynecologic cancer, is director of the University of Connecticut Cancer Center in Farmington. A past president of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, she is currently second president of the American Cancer Society. Her husband

Sheldon H. Cherry, M.D., is clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. They reside in Avon, Connecticut

Dianne Partie Lange is editor-in-chief of Natural Health magazine and a former syndicated health columnist for the Los Angeles Times. She lives in Carnelian Bay, California.

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