The Answer to Cancer: Stop It before It Starts, Arrest It in Its Earliest Stages, Prevent It from Coming Back

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Rodale Books, Oct 7, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 304 pages

Scientists are testing an arsenal of drugs that could prove to be the most potent weapons in the fight against cancer: chemopreventive drugs that can actually stop the cancer process from starting.

In this urgent yet immensely hopeful book, two highly respected physicians, one of them a cancer survivor herself, report on the recent dramatic breakthroughs in combating the disease that now ranks as our nation's #1 killer. And they outline an exclusive 7-step plan for reducing one's cancer risk. 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.

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The successful use of tamoxifen in reducing the rate of breast cancer among women at most risk has spurred interest in chemopreventative agents, drugs that prevent cancer through early intervention ... Read full review


What Is Cancer?
Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers

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CAROLYN D. RUNOWICZ, MD, 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 will become president of the American Cancer Society in November 2005. Her husband, SHELDON H. CHERRY, MD, is clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. They reside near Hartford, Connecticut.

DIANNE PARTIE LANGE is deputy editor of Prevention magazine and a former syndicated health columnist for the Los Angeles Times. She lives in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.

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