Reduce Your Cancer Risk

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Reduce Your Cancer Risk

SKU# 9781932603927

Twelve Steps To A Healthier Life

Author: Barbara Boughton , Michael Stefanek PhD

Editors:

  • Ted Gansler MD
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Description 

Develop your anticancer strategy

Knowledge is power. Knowing your cancer risk is your best weapon against cancer. Co-published with the American Cancer Society, Reduce Your Cancer Risk: Twelve Steps to a Healthier Life will help you assess your risk based on your family history, genetics, and environment, and help you make a comprehensive action plan to lower your chances of getting cancer. With an anticancer strategy in place, youÌll help to protect yourself against cancer and live a healthier, happier life.

Reduce Your Cancer Risk includes the most up-to-date information on:

  • Personal risk assessment
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Preventive health strategies
  • Genetic counseling
  • Preventive anti-cancer medications
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Product Details 

  • Publication Date March 01, 2010
  • Page Count 288
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781932603927
  • EISBN 9781935281283

Table of Contents 

"Cancer Science or Cancer Myths: How Do You Tell the Difference?
1. What is Cancer Risk
2. Assessing Your Cancer Risk: From the Web to Your Doctor's Office
3. Playing Detective: Discovering Your Family History of Cancer
4. Protect Yourself Against Skin Cancer
5. A Powerful Anticancer Strategy: Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Avoiding Obesity
6. Saving Your Life: Leaving Tobacco Behind
7. Guarding Against Cancer: Staying Safe from Infection
8. Guarding Against Cancer: Staying Safe From Infection
9. The Environment Around Us: Get the Scoop on Chemicals, Pollution, and Everyday Products
10. Making Decisions: Preventive Anticancer Medications and Surgeries
11. When You Already Had Cancer: Steps You Can Take for Good Health
12. Stress Busters: Staying Positive One Day at a Time
Conclusion: Putting it all Together
Appendix: Evaluating Scientific Evidence"

Editorial Review(s) 

"This book provides one of the most comprehensive sources of information on genetic, behavioral and environmental sources of cancer risk available today. It is beautifully and compellingly written for individuals and families who want to reduce their cancer risk as much as possible."-Patricia Carney, PhD, Professor of Family Medicine and of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Associate Director for Cancer Prevention, Control and Population Studies, Oregon Health and Science University

"Boughton and Stefanek have done the research and deliver an easy-to-follow guide for understanding and managing cancer risk. No matter what your family history or your risk for cancer this book has important information to help manage your risk."-FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered