9780198525325

The Cancer Prevention Manual Simple Rules To Reduce the Risks

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    9780198525325

  • ISBN10:

    019852532X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-10-17
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Summary

Everyone fears that at some point their lives may be shattered by cancer, either themselves, or via via the illness of a member of their family. Of course there is nothing that can be done to remove all the risks, but there aer plenty of changes you can make to your lifestyle in order to reduce the risk of cancer. This book provides essential guidance on how you can, with a few fairly basic changes to your diet and lifestyle, significantly reduce the likelihood of your being a victim. Written by someone who has spent his life researching the illness, and providing advice based on hard, solid, scientific facts, this is a book that everyone should have on their shelves, both for themselves, and for those they care about. It really could save your life.

Author Biography

Professor Fred Stephens AM, MD, MS, FRCS (Ed), FACs, FRACS: Emeritus Professor and former Head of Department of Surgery, University of Sydney; Consultant Emeritus in Surgical Oncology Sydney Hospital and The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii
Dedication ix
Preface xi
SECTION 1
Introduction
3(1)
What is cancer?
3(6)
SECTION 2
An outline of the causes of cancer
9(1)
Congenital and inherited causes
10(1)
Acquired causes of cancer
11(6)
The beginning of a cancer
17(3)
Cancer incidence
20(5)
SECTION 3
Lifestyle practices to avoid, to change or to adopt
25(1)
The seven S's of cancer prevention
25(1)
S for smoking and tobacco or other smoking-related activities
26(5)
Recommendations
31(1)
S for skin protection against sun and solariums
32(3)
Recommendations
35(2)
S for simple diet
37(5)
Traditional recommendations--a balanced diet
42(4)
Summary and present dietary recommendations
46(2)
S for self-examination
48(3)
S for screening for early detection and special tests in cancer detection
51(11)
S for surgery to remove premalignant or potentially malignant lesions
62(8)
Recommendations
70(1)
S for safe industrial practices
71(8)
SECTION 4
Specific cancers and practical individual measures to reduce their risk
79(28)
SECTION 5
Conclusions 107(6)
Addendum--clinical trials 113(6)
Glossary 119(12)
Index 131

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