This book is exceptional. Its power lies in the credentials of its author, an ambitious young medical research scientist with little interest in the welfare of patients until he discovered, by pure chance, that he had a brain tumour. Cancer often proves a turning point in someone's life - in his case it threw into stark relief the limited view and lack of care so endemic in orthodox medicine. It opened his mind to the whole world of complementary and alternative medicine and the many methods on offer to support people with cancer physically, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.
The combination of sound scientific discrimination allied with a truly caring interest in any treatment that could be of help, regardless of its provenance, makes for some of the best reading on the subject. Whilst being well stocked with excellent information and advice, the personal experience of Dr Servan-Schreiber is at the heart of this book and ensures that this is anything but a ’dry’ read.
Above all, Anti Cancer inspires optimism, encourages people to look beyond the impersonal statistics of their prognosis, and, through sound scientific information, builds the confidence needed for people to regain their autonomy and start to exercise personal choice in their treatment programme. Readers with cancer are left with absolutely no doubt as to how much they can do to help themselves and to influence both the course and the outcome of their illness.
If you suspect that the spiralling cancer statistics in the western world are mainly a response to the way we live and want to know what we are doing wrong and how to change direction; if you are already a part of those dread statistics but don’t want to be a ’victim of cancer’; or if you are a ’cancer survivor’ who wants to know what you can do to minimise the chances of a relapse - then Anti Cancer is a ’must read’.
Adventures of a Cancer Maverick/How to Be A Cancer Maverick/Thoughts Hopes Daydreams
Nina is proud to be Yorkshire born and bred and now lives in Leeds. She has always believed in having a positive approach to life, and remembers her dad teaching her very early on in life, that “you can if you think you can.” Her belief in positivity, and getting through tough times have been thoroughly tested following her cancer diagnosis, but luckily Nina loves a challenge. She feels that she had been training for this all her life, and she has used everything she’s learned personally and professionally to get where she is today.
Nina shares her experiences of what is often seen as a hopeless situation, to show others that this is not necessarily so. That there are choices to be made if you know what to look for and how to make the challenges she has had to. No-one put in a book what can be done following such a diagnosis, but now Nina shares what has helped her to defy her prognosis.
The Adventures of a Cancer Maverick – Nina Joy
“I don’t ever want anyone to say those words about me that we hear so often when someone dies: that they have ‘lost their battle with cancer. Firstly, I don’t see it as a battle. And I hate the idea of losing. Everyone has to die of something, don’t they? We don’t say of someone in a car accident that they ‘lost their battle with a lorry,’ do we? It feels strange talking about dying. I don’t feel as though I am. Maybe I will be around for quite some time yet; maybe I won’t. Equally I don’t want to be arrogant enough to presume I’ve got this licked…” Nina Joy.
Nina Joy was diagnosed with incurable cancer in 2012 and given less than twelve months to live. In her inimitable style, she decided that she wouldn’t remain a ‘Cancer Virgin’, but would learn what cancer survivors do to stay alive, and do just that. Nina’s story is brutally honest yet hugely inspiring. She could not and would not just accept the inevitable so Nina became a ‘Cancer Maverick’ – learning how to survive and even thrive while living with cancer. For anyone whose life has been touched by cancer; for relatives and medical professionals – this book shows how our human spirit can overcome nature’s poison. Nina was given 6-12 months to live over 3 years ago and now is a speaker and author helping anyone whose lives are touched by cancer to find hope. In this book – her memoirs – she is honest and inspiring about her continuing journey with cancer and why she went against most of the advice given initially, and found her own path to survival.
How to Be a Cancer Maverick – Nina Joy
‘How to Be A Cancer Maverick’ is Nina Joy’s follow-up to her highly successful book ‘The Adventures of a Cancer Maverick.’ Nina Joy was given just 6 – 12 months to live but has spent the last three years defying all predictions on her cancer prognosis by taking control of the management of her terminal illness.
Looking radiant and living a confident, fulfilled and pain-free life, since the publication of her first book Nina has taken daily calls on ‘how she is managing to live so successfully with cancer’, and how she continues to defy all the statistics that were given to her with her diagnosis. This book is the result of all that she has done and answers the many questions that she is asked on a regular basis.
A must-read for anyone interested in preventing this terrible disease from happening in the first place, for anyone who has been diagnosed with any type of cancer, and for those who want to know more because they have been touched by it through others.
Thoughts, Hopes & Daydreams – Nina Joy
Use this book for journalling, visualising your fabulous future, and just generally being very YOU.
Use coloured pens (and glitter), stick pictures in it, and formulate your bucket list. Make it unique and fabulously YOURS. It can be used in conjunction with the ‘How to Be a Cancer Maverick’ where Nina talks about the importance of journaling and provides lots of advice and ideas of how to use her beautiful journal alongside the advice she gives.
The Cancer Journey
Dr Pam Evans, Polly Noble & Nicholas Hull-Malham
'The Cancer Journey - Positive steps to help yourself heal' is the co-creation of three people who all have personal experience of cancer. Nicholas Hull-Malham and Dr Pam Evans come from backgrounds as diverse as journalism and cancer research, whilst Polly Noble was so young at diagnosis, her experience shaped the course of her career and she became a Holistic Health Coach. Writing together they have achieved a balanced perspective, without becoming impersonal, and are never dogmatic, always leaving the reader centre stage. The book is at once authoritative and accessible, written in a light and easy style.
The subject of cancer is a complex one, but this book manages to present sufficient detail for readers to come away informed, but without going too far and risking losing the interest of its main target audience - those just starting out to explore the many ways in which they can take charge of their own healthcare by exercising personal choices.
Coming from people who have walked the walk, this is above all a practical book, crammed with tried and tested suggestions for everything from ways a friend could help, to recipes. This is the book the authors would have liked to have had themselves and looks into all the important aspects of the experience of cancer. Being a slim volume - which is part of its attraction - many sections are necessarily springboards for further investigation, and there is a useful Resources section to provide pointers.
There a few areas where I felt a little more information would be helpful, such as recommendations for choosing a juicer - a vital piece of equipment that is worth getting right - or about the role of excess salt in our industrialised diet in promoting chronic illness. But these do not diminish what is a really excellent manual for getting yourself firmly in the driving seat of your Cancer Journey.
The Cancer Revolution
Patricia Peat and 37 expert contributors.
Pub: 2016. ISBN 978-1-5262-0032-7
The Cancer Revolution has been written to introduce the public to a revolutionary way of looking at cancer: Integrative Medicine. An alarmingly high and relentlessly growing number of people are being affected, either directly or indirectly, by this deadly disease. They do not have the luxury of waiting for science to come up with ‘the cure’; they need answers right now. The Cancer Revolution has answers. It is packed with strategies to improve your prospects and your quality of life.
Integrative Medicine is the broadest possible approach to treatment, one that leaves no stone unturned. It is more comfortable with doing too much than with taking the risk of missing a vital piece of the puzzle. In this important new handbook, Patricia Peat has assembled a world-class team of experts to offer practical information on nutrition, lifestyle, conventional medicine and a range of cutting-edge treatments, as well as helpful guidance for navigating through cancer and beyond. For the first time, The Cancer Revolution brings together, in the most accessible form, the whole spectrum of resources that are at hand to support you or someone you love through every stage of cancer and to help you to chart a healthy future.
The Cancer Survivors Club
Chris Geiger - Oneworld Publications
The Cancer Survivors Club is a collection of inspirational, uplifting and assuring survival stories. These poignant personal accounts from normal people, demonstrate an extraordinary determination to survive against the odds. It proves with survival rates doubling, anything is possible.
The book has an excellent mix of stories, from the most common cancer to the rarest. Some of the cancer types mentioned are; Brain, Bowel, Breast, Pancreatic, Testicular, Leukaemia, Nasal and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
The Cancer Survivors Club will provide anyone touched by cancer with hope, strength and encouragement. Each story is written from the survivors or families own perspective, offering a very warm, friendly style of writing. This relaxed and sometimes humorous approach makes The Cancer Survivors Club an informative, positive and inspirational book that the reader will be able to relate to and gain strength from.
In addition it’s hoped the book will raise much needed public awareness on the disease and help cancer support groups and charities.
Included in the book are a number of Chris Geiger’s cheerful newspaper columns, such as his humorous account of a prostate examination, getting sunburnt on a crowded beach and his Guinness World Record article.
Many cancer patients and those around them find the gruelling treatments very hard to cope with, they often feel very alone and isolated. This book allows anyone affected by the disease to focus their attention on surviving, ultimately making it their goal to share their story in future editions.
Most patients have times when they feel they are the only person going through cancer treatment and have nobody to talk with. It is also a very difficult time for people close to the patient who have no previous experience in dealing with this disease.
The Cancer Survivors club is a must-read for the millions of cancer patients worldwide and a book of great support for their family and friends.
The Cancer Whisperer - How to let cancer heal your life
Sophie Sabbage was diagnosed with late stage 'incurable' lung cancer in October 2014. She was 48 years old, happily married with a 4-year-old daughter. Since that day - when doctors told Sophie that her prognosis was poor - she has been on a remarkable journey of healing and transformation that has reshaped her vocation as well as changed her life for the better.
The Cancer Whisperer chronicles Sophie's extraordinary relationship with cancer and the methods that she has used for dealing with fear, anger, denial and grief. The essence of 'cancer whispering' was born of Sophie's determination to take cancer off the battlefield and into the classroom. Instead of going to war with it, Sophie has chosen to listen to it, learn from it and choose her own response to it.
Sophie offers a radically different way of relating to this disease both mentally and practically: she shares the research she has done, the treatments she has chosen, the diet she follows and the resources that she feels have made the biggest differences in the hope that they will help others cut through the mass of information out there.
Dying to be me - My journey from cancer, to near death to true healing
Anita Moorjani . Hay House . ISBN 978-1-84850-783-8
In this memoir, Anita relates how, after fighting cancer for almost four years, her body - overwhelmed by the malignant cells spreading through her system - began shutting down. As her organs failed, she entered into an extraordinary near-death experience where she realised her inherent worth and the actual cause of her disease. Upon regaining consciousness, Anita found that her condition had improved so rapidly that she could be released from the hospital within weeks, without a trace of cancer in her body.
In Dying To Be Me, Anita freely shares all she has learned about illness, healing, fear, 'being love' and the true magnificence of each and every human being.
There are three powerful ways to reduce your cancer risk or help recovery alongside treatment - your exercise, diet and emotional health. Eat to Outsmart Cancer clears up some of the confusing and often conflicting messages around healthy eating, and inspires you to make lifestyle changes at your own pace. Jenny Phillips is a testimony to this approach, remaining cancer free since 2003. She is now a qualified nutritionist and yoga teacher.
From Both Ends Of The Stethoscope
Dr. Kathleen Thompson. Pub: Faito Books 2016
Whilst dealing with her own breast cancer, Dr Kathleen Thompson recognised the desperate need for a 'going through breast cancer' guide. Her experiences make a fascinating story in themselves, and Kathleen uses them to guide the reader through diagnostic tests and treatment options, what to do when things go wrong, and when mistakes are made. All the while she explains what is happening and why.
Recognising that anyone encountering cancer is in a state of shock, she delivers factual information intermingled with her own story, in an easily-digestible, and often amusing format. Each chapter ends with further information sources and a summary.
Kathleen looks back on her cancer journey with honesty, humour and compassion, and with the benefit of her medical understanding and knowledge of the system. Later in the book she also explains medical research and how to assess the credibility of the numerous cancer treatment claims, and what we can all do to protect ourselves from cancer.
How to Prevent and Treat Cancer with Natural Medicine
Dr Michael Murray et al. Pub: Riverhead Books 2002. ISBN 1-57322-343-3
Anyone wanting to avoid or take on their cancer by way of diet and supplementation would be hard pressed to find a better manual than this. Compiled by four doctors, it is easy to read without being simplistic, evidence-based and authoritative.
The book is sensibly divided into three sections - Prevention, Treatment and Coping with Side Effects of Orthodox Treatments, and gives sensible advice on precautions and interactions.
Lifestyle and Cancer - The Facts
Professor Robert Thomas
This books dispels the myths and addresses the evidence behind the practial lifestyle choices which confront us all on a daily basis. This is the second version and has been extensively updated in response to new international research and positive feedback from readers. The book explains the reasons why foods, personal habits and environmental factors can increase or decrease the risks of cancer and other major illnesses.
The author, Professor Robert Thomas is a cancer specialist well known for his innovative lifestyle research for which he was awarded 'Hospital Doctor of the Year' and 'Oncologist of the Year' titles. He lectures at Cranfield University, teaches medical students at Cambridge University and leads the MacMillan Cancer Relief National Lifestyle Advisory Group.
Life Over Cancer: The Block Center Program for Integrative Cancer Treatment
Keith Block. Pub: Bantam. ISBN-10: 0553801147
Keith Block has been at the forefront of what is now termed 'integrative' cancer care since the 1980s. In his recent book 'Life Over Cancer' he shares his wealth of experience in a very accessible manner, providing people with an enormous variety of approaches to treating themselves and augmenting their orthodox treatment. More than thirty years after Dr Block began establishing the foundations of his hugely successful Life Over Cancer programme, and the best part of a century after Max Gerson's groundbreaking nutritional work with cancer, the majority of oncologists and dietitians in the UK still tell their patients that it doesn't matter what they eat once they have cancer.
In fact they generally advise them to eat piles of junk food high in calories so as not to lose weight through wasting (cachexia). Fortunately a fair proportion of the public don't believe them. It is not even common sense to say that a healthy diet can prevent cancer but has nothing to do with its treatment or preventing a recurrence. This is the direct equivalent of telling a lung cancer patient that they might as well go on smoking once they have cancer. All the evidence now shows that a poor diet directly fuels cancer growth, whereas a carefully targetted healthy diet can work to directly attack and contain malignancy.The scope of advice is both broad and detailed, and, as well as dietary strategies, covers supplementation, exercise, stress management techniques, psycho-spiritual support and group work, amongst others.
The strength of the book lies in the authoritative nature of its contents, which are grounded in sound evidence and direct clinical experience. Extremely specific advice is offered on all the difficulties people with a range of cancers are likely to face on their journey, whether a factor of the disease or of the treatment.
The book is illustrated throughout by stories of patients that are at times inspirational, but which are also used to provide warnings regarding mistaken choices based on misunderstandings of the nature of cancer.
Life Over Cancer is not only an enormously welcome handbook to help people navigate their own path through the many and intense challenges presented by a cancer diagnosis, but also holds the potential to make an impact on the tunnel vision approach still absolutely prevalent in the UK of treating cancer solely by attacking the symptoms. The poor success rates with all major cancers and with all secondary cancers speak eloquently of the urgent need for the integrative approach outlined so authoritatively by Keith Block.
Mum's Not Having Chemo
Laura Bond - Piatkus
A book about choices. A book to empower all cancer sufferers and their families.
In March 2011 Laura Bond's mother Gemma was diagnosed with ovarian and uterine cancer. Laura discovered that the only thing more shocking than telling someone your mother has cancer was revealing that she had declined chemotherapy. But, according to studies, many oncologists would do the same. So Laura, a journalist, started writing a blog to explain her mother's decision to say 'no' to mainstream medicine and 'yes' to hydrogen peroxide, vitamin C injections and infrared saunas.
Mum's Not Having Chemo shares Gemma's natural healing story as well as advice from over 60 of the world's leading cancer specialists and holistic healers - from oncologists in Tokyo to energy healers in Harley Street.
If you want to explore alternative options, or find ways to supplement your conventional care, this book provides cutting edge research from around the world and describes treatments road-tested by Gemma and other cancer survivors. It's an invaluable and uplifting companion to help you make the best choices for your own healing journey.
Natural Approaches to Prostate Cancer: A Personal Perspective
In this small, well presented volume, Christopher Garner shares his experience of prostate cancer and of the many important discoveries he has made along the way that have contributed to his current wellbeing, eight years after diagnosis.
This is very much, as the subtitle tells us, a personal perspective, inasmuch as none of the information or suggestions included is theoretical, but are all from the author’s direct experience. This is therefore no all encompassing, authoritative reference work, but more an outstretched hand from a fellow traveller wishing to save others from some of the many pitfalls of the journey and to signpost the byways that have led him to greater health and wellbeing.
A diagnosis of cancer can turn your world upside down, often leading quickly to feelings of total disorientation and isolation, so this down to earth approach from someone who’s ’been there’, offering a raft of ways to to get yourself back in the driving seat of your life, is a valuable offering.
The author summarises his key insights into the nature of the body and of healing into four ’aces’ that he deals at appropriate points in the book. These are the hard won jewels at the heart of his message, and he calls them ’aces’ with good reason, as each of them has the power to transform your position in the ’game’. These nuggets are unlikely to come from your oncologist, and without the aid of this book you might never stumble on them, or at least might not realise how absolutely vital they could be to your future. The remainder of the book essentially supports and expands on these, and whereas many of the wide range of individual approaches included will not appeal to all readers, these four insights hold out realistic hope and direction to all.
The book is well structured under headings that enable the reader to quickly revisit say, exercise or diet, and rounds up with a useful summary of the author’s main findings. There are many helpful appendices suggesting further reading, providing contacts and resources, and expanding further on points in the book.
Christopher Garner is to be applauded for his efforts to help his fellow men, not least by providing the book free of charge courtesy of the Edinburgh Prostate Cancer Support Group. The humour and positivity that have sustained him shine through on every page.
Copies available, free of charge, from:
Maggie's Centre, The Stables, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh EH4 2XU
Tel: 0131 537 3131
Radical Remission - The Nine Key Factors That Can Make a Real Difference
Kelly A Turner PhD - HarperOne ISBN-10: 0062268759
In the 21st century, who survives cancer and who doesn’t is still a very haphazard affair. Early stage cancers given the best medical treatment sometimes return aggressively and uncontrollably, and ‘terminal’ cases are occasionally alive and living well many years later.
Illogically little attention has been given over the years to the ‘how’ of extraordinary cases of survival. Particularly for some of the more lethal forms of cancer, survival is such a rarity that anyone defying the odds should rightfully attract enormous attention, in the interests of the many who will follow. Sadly this has not been the case - until now.
Radical Remission is a study of these recoveries that occur in the face of seemingly impossible odds, defying all medical predictions. It’s purpose is not merely to wonder at them, but to find out what strategies they share in common, so that others can benefit from their experience.
After the Introduction, the book is simply laid out with a chapter dedicated to each of the ‘Top 9’ approaches that people reported as significantly contributing to their recovery. Some of these are fairly predictable, ‘Radically Changing Your Diet’ for example, whilst others are may be less obvious, such as ‘Following Your Intuition’
The reason I recommend this as the first book to read after diagnosis is that, whilst an easy read, it quickly makes apparent that there is a lot more to recovery from cancer than some surgery and chemo, and furthermore that most of that ‘more’ is made up of things that you can do for yourself. The fact this information comes from real people who have survived against the odds is enormously inspiring and has the power to bring perspective into the most challenging personal circumstances. If you are grappling with how you can possibly find your way through cancer, then this book is a great starting place.
Say No to Cancer
Patrick Holford. Pub:Piatkus 2010. ISBN978-0-7499-5411-6
Ten years ago, Patrick Holford’s slim volume Say No to Cancer was an excellent resource for people with cancer, opening up avenues of self help and self determination to a British public almost totally unaware of any options other than lying back and passively enduring some of the most gruelling treatments the health service has on offer. His new and totally revised edition of the same name is a huge step forward, completely rewritten and significantly expanded and reflecting the significant steps taken over the last ten years to establish the validity and effectiveness of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as a means of controlling cancer.
Ten years on, the British public is still largely unaware of just how much is on offer in the field of CAM for cancer, as the fear of cancer still generates such widespread aversion to knowing anything much about cancer, even what chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatments are, let alone anything else. But as the statistics for cancer incidence continue to rise relentlessly, there are fewer and fewer of us who have the luxury of avoiding an encounter with cancer firsthand. Meanwhile the willingness to consider CAM options for health has grown considerably, particularly for chronic conditions, creating an increasingly receptive environment for this new edition.
As probably the leading British writer in his field, with this new book, Patrick is pushing the agenda forward for taking what is now termed an ’integrative’ approach - one that combines the best of both orthodox and complementary & alternative approaches. Say No to Cancer is both informative and well grounded in evidence, meeting the usual criticism levelled against CAM head on, with thirty pages of scientific references.
As it progresses, the book arms readers with an understanding of cancer itself, the factors in our lifestyle and environment that can accumulate and trigger a malignancy, and the specific roles of a wide range of nutrients in protecting against and containing the spread of cancer and in preventing a recurrence.
The later sections become very specific in giving advice on integrating CAM strategies alongside conventional treatments in order to maximise recovery, to reduce unpleasant and damaging side effects and to avoid a recurrence. A short section is dedicated to each of the main cancer types containing cancer-specific advice.
If I have one reservation, it is that the book begins with a chapter entitled ’What is Cancer’ that quickly embraces some fairly complex language and concepts, not to mention some heady diagrams, that may possibly be challenging enough to dissuade some readers from going further. This would be a sad state of affairs as the remainder of the book contains so much straightforward and enormously useful information. Many people will be content to know what to do, without wanting to know quite this much about the ’whys and hows’.
In October 2000, Gillian received the shattering diagnosis of terminal ovarian cancer. She said no to the conventional treatments that would have given her a few extra months and embarked upon her own unique journey of mind, body and spirit. Thirteen years on, she has turned the seemingly impossible into a reality and now enjoys a full and active life.
This is the account of how a woman with an ordinary life made an extraordinary commitment to survival that will inspire all who face the terror of losing life and battling adversity.
The Topic of Cancer
The Topic of Cancer is one woman's personal perspective on the experience of breast cancer, her response to it, and her distillation of the insights she gained along the way.
Jessica Richards is an unusually focussed and feisty character who many might feel would be a tough act to follow, but the inspiration alone that oozes from her book makes it well worth the read, as this has the power to raise anyone's personal expectations. As a management trainer who has spent years inspiring change in her clients, she walks the talk when faced with one of the biggest challenges life can throw at us.
Above all else, Jessica entreats her readers to find their own way through, not to allow themselves to be rushed, cajoled, pressured or sweet talked into taking any steps that they have not considered fully and settled on as the best way forward. If you are going to have 'standard treatment', do it because it's the best thing for you, not because it's the easiest thing. After all, you will be the one personally reaping the consequences of that decision, not your doctor, your family or anyone else.
Jessica herself chose a very 'alternative' treatment path, but she does not allow herself to get bogged down in 'either/or' dialogues. She simply set this out as her choice and encourages her readers to make theirs. No-one has all the answers to cancer and so the only ethical locus for decision making lies with the person with cancer. They generally have far less interest in the politics of cancer treatment than in the likely outcome.
One small reservation - Jessica's advice on important equipment such as a juicer and a blender - to just get on and buy something, and get using it - whilst I appreciate the need to avoid prevaricating, for many people, financial resources are severely limited and so some good advice on what to buy and where would be useful.
The book is very well structured and the writing style totally accessible, with each chapter broken down into clear points. This makes it easy to dip in and find the information needed at any given stage. It is quite as valuable to family and friends as it is to the person with cancer, as it quickly conveys how things look from the strange upended world their loved one now inhabits.
Full credit to Jessica for managing to pack so much practical advice and concentrated inspiration into such a slim volume - literary 'superfood'. If you or someone you know has recently had the misfortune of being diagnosed with cancer, then there's little excuse for not getting a copy.
A masterful synchronization of history and cutting-edge science shines new light on humanities darkest diagnosis. In the wake of the Cancer Genome Atlas project’s failure to provide a legible roadmap to a cure for cancer, science writer Travis Christofferson illuminates a promising blend of old and new perspectives on the disease.
Tripping over the Truth follows the story of cancers proposed metabolic origin from the vaunted halls of the German scientific golden age, to modern laboratories around the world. The reader is taken on a journey through time and science that results in an unlikely connecting of the dots with profound therapeutic implications.
Transporting us on a rich narrative of humanities struggle to understand the cellular events that conspire to form malignancy, it reads like a detective novel, full of twists and cover-ups, blind-alleys and striking moments of discovery by men and women with uncommon vision, grit and fortitude.
Ultimately we arrive at a conclusion that challenges everything we thought we knew about the disease, suggesting the reason for the failed war against cancer stems from a flawed paradigm that categorizes cancer as an exclusively genetic disease.
For anyone affected by this terrifying disease, and the physicians who struggle to treat it, Tripping Over the Truth provides a fresh and hopeful perspective. It explores the new and exciting non-toxic therapies born from the emerging metabolic theory of cancer. Therapies that may one day prove to be a turning point in the struggle against our ancient enemy. We are shown how the metabolic theory redraws the battle-map, directing researchers to approach cancer treatment from a different angle, framing it more like a gentle rehabilitation rather than all-out combat.
In a sharp departure from the current "targeted" revolution occurring in cancer pharmaceuticals, the metabolic therapies highlighted have one striking feature that sets them apart –the potential to treat all types of cancer because they exploit the one weakness that is common to every cancer cell: dysfunctional metabolism.
Vital Signs for Cancer
Xandria Williams - Piatkus
In Vital Signs, Xandria Williams explains why current medical treatments for cancer are having so little effect. She draws on her research findings, scientific background and work as a nutritionist and naturopath specialising in cancer to help you to understand the cancer process and give expert advice on how you can detect and reverse the cancer process long before a tumour appears.
She gives accessible and practical advice on how to avoid cancer and monitor good health, what to do if you are afraid you may have cancer or be at risk of developing cancer, and complementary and alternative (CAM) approaches to follow if you currently have cancer or have just been diagnosed. These can be used safely alongside medical treatment. She also advises on how you can remain cancer free if you are in remission and want to avoid a recurrence.