The Truth About Cancer

The Truth About Cancer

What You Need to Know About Cancer's History, Treatment, and Prevention

eBook - 2016
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Cancer touches more lives than you may think. According to the World Health Organization, one out of three women alive today, and one out of two men, will face a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime.To Ty Bollinger, this isn't just a statistic. It's personal. After losing seven members of his family to cancer over the course of a decade, Ty set out on a global quest to learn as much as he possibly could about cancer treatments and the medical industry that surrounds the disease. He has written this book to share what he's uncovered—some of which may shock you—and to give you new resources for coping with cancer in your life or the life of someone you love.As Ty explains, there are many methods we can access to treat and prevent cancer that go well beyond chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery; we just don't know about them. The Truth about Cancer delves into the history of medicine—all the way back to Hippocrates's credo of "do no harm" —as well as cutting-edge research showing the efficacy of dozens of unconventional cancer treatments that are helping patients around the globe. You'll read about the politics of cancer; facts and myths about its causes (a family history is only part of the picture); and the range of tools available to diagnose and treat it.If you're facing a cancer diagnosis right now, this book may help you and your health-care provider make choices about your next steps. If you're already undergoing conventional treatment, it may help you support your health during the course of chemo or radiation. If you're a health-care provider and want to learn all you can to help your patients, it will expand your horizons and inspire you with true stories of successful healing. And if you just want to see cancer in a new light, it will open your eyes.
Publisher: 2016
ISBN: 9781401952242
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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pussycat2012
May 28, 2017

The author writes that only just over 2% of people who receive conventional treatments are alive 5+ years later but offers no such percentages (with one small exception) for people who were successfully treated with each supposed alternative "cure". Testimonials are presented but no results of double-blind clinical trials (apparently they don't have the "trillions" of dollars "Big Pharma" has to do them and so never attempt anything of the sort). It would lend considerable credibility to his claims if he were to include such information. The fact that he does not is suspicious, at best, and damning, at worst.
He criticizes "Big Pharma" for being greedy and neglects to mention that the people who offer the alternative treatments are also charging (and I suspect charging a lot) for said treatment.
I only have a 2 year pre-med background, so while most of the presented alternative treatments sound reasonable, some read as sheer utter nonsense. I hope anyone who reads this book does their own research before foregoing conventional treatments.

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klmt
Oct 25, 2016

Excellent information.

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