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Reduce Your Cancer Risk

Twelve Steps To A Healthier Life

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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

Product Details

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

About The Author(s)

Dr. Barbara Boughton

Barbara Boughton is an award-winning medical and health journalist and editor. Her articles on health and medicine have appeared in national publications such as Consumer Reports, Alternative Medicine magazine and Better Homes and Gardens. A specialist in reporting about cancer, she has been a regular contributor to the medical journal Lancet Oncology and the health clinician website, and has been a contributing writer and editor for several magazines for cancer survivors, including MAMM, In Touch and Women and Cancer magazines.

Dr. Michael Stefanek PhD

Michael Stefanek, PhD, is the former Vice President of Behavioral Research and Director of the Behavioral Research Center of the American Cancer Society. He also spent almost a decade as Chief of the Basic and Biobehavioral Research Branch with the National Cancer Institute. He started his career with the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, where his research focused on psychosocial and behavioral oncology, and he has published extensively on issues related to women at high risk of developing breast cancer. He is the author of numerous scientific articles and has presented nationally and internationally in areas related to behavioral oncology.

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"