Reducing the Odds: A Manual for the Prevention of Cancer
Cancer touches the lives of almost everyone. This text outlines the steps an individual can take to reduce the odds of contracting cancer while maintaining an enjoyable and healthy lifestyle. It also describes the steps for early detection.
Malignant melanoma and other skin cancers
Cancer of the cervix
Cancer of the uterus and ovaries
About uterine and ovarian cancer Causes of uterine
Prevention and early detection of less common cancers
Home and environment
PREVENTION AND EARLY DETECTION
cancer Sarcomas Testicular cancer Thyroid cancer
A personal cancer prevention programme
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Page 84 - Hindoos and Argentines sleep firmly from twelve to one. But Englishmen detest a siesta. In the Philippines There are lovely screens To protect you from the glare. In the Malay States There are hats like plates Which the Britishers won't wear. At twelve noon The natives swoon And no further work is done. But mad dogs and Englishmen Go out in the midday sun.
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Page 88 - I would warn you that those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.
Page 103 - The disease, in these people, seems to derive its origin from a lodgment of soot in the rugae of the scrotum, and at first not to be a disease of the habit.
Page 96 - The cases are so frequent in which deep anxiety, deferred hope, and disappointment are quickly followed by the growth or increase of cancer, that we can hardly doubt that mental depression is a weighty addition to the other influences that favour the development of the cancerous constitution.
Page 103 - ... there is a disease as peculiar to a certain set of people, which has not, at least to my knowledge, been publicly noticed; I mean the chimneysweepers
Page 90 - Not less than two hours a day should be devoted to exercise, and the weather should be little regarded. A person not sick will not be injured by getting wet.
Page 69 - Dr. Venner, in a work entitled Via recta ad vitam longam, published at London in 1638, gives a brief summary of the injuries done by tobacco. 'It drieth the brain, dimmeth the sight, vitiateth the smell, hurteth the stomach, destroyeth the concoction, disturbeth the humors and spirits, corrupteth the breath, induceth a trembling of the limbs, exsiccateth the winde pipe, lungs and liver, annoyeth the milt, scorcheth the heart and causeth the blood to be adusted.