Cancer Free

Cancer Free

THE COMPREHENSIVE PREVENTION PROGRAM DEVELOPED BY PHYSICIANS AT MEMORIAL SLOAN-K

If you think there's no way to prevent cancer, you're wrong. Let the experts at the world's most distinguished cancer research and treatment center help you to design a personal program to increase your odds of staying cancer free.
* Take stock of your personal risk. Use a family tree and other charts to assess your risk for the major cancers -- and keep a predisposition from turning into a disease.
* Redefine "The good life" to give yourself a long life. Enjoy the benefits of physical activity without becoming an exercise nut.
* Safeguard your work and home environments. Discover how to use common household products safely.
* Reduce the toll of stress. Learn the basics -- without the bunk -- about visualization, biofeedback, acupuncture, and hypnotherapy.
* Adopt sensible screening procedures. Learn which common tests you should have, when, and why.
Clear, concise, and comprehensive, Cancer Free explains exactly what you can do for your health, now and for the decades to come.
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  • Touchstone | 
  • 416 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780684815121 | 
  • March 1996
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Chapter 1

Cancer Is Preventable

Cancer Facts

Primary and Secondary Prevention

The Importance of Early Detection

Life 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... see more

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