Chapter 1Cancer Is Preventable
Primary and Secondary Prevention
The Importance of Early DetectionLife is not merely to be alive, but to be well.
Martial, first-century Roman epigrammatist
A recent Gallup poll found that 6 out of 10 Americans surveyed believed they would develop cancer in their lifetime, when in reality the actual odds are only about half that. Maybe you count yourself among that group. For so long, the origins and mechanisms of cancer were so enigmatic, and the treatments so harsh, that the disease assumed an aura of dread and terrible...