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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing, LLC (September 7, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1608446913
  • ISBN-13: 978-1608446919
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #758,991 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS, is a Surgical Oncologist, Chief of Surgery, and the Director of the Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program at Cancer Treatment Centers of America's cancer center in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Wascher is also a Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix. Dr. Wascher has written hundreds of articles, scholarly research papers, book chapters, columns, and essays on a wide variety of health-related topics. An internationally renowned expert on the prevention and treatment of cancer, he also serves as a consultant in Oncology and Surgery for numerous health care organizations around the world.

Dr. Wascher is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the Society of Surgical Oncology, as well as a full member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Wascher is also a registered cancer research scientist with the National Institutes of Health, and a member of the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) Oncology Group, the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group, the Southwest Oncology Group, and the Gynecologic Oncology Group.

Dr. Wascher is the editor of Weekly Health Update (www.doctorwascher.com), a popular global health research information website that receives nearly 2 million visitors every year.

Dr. Wascher is also an avid composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and recording artist. His debut blues-rock instrumental, "Rewind," was released in 2014. In February of 2015, "Doc Wascher" released the follow-up to "Rewind," a blues-rock song in the 'classic rock' style, "You Can Never Rewind." Doc Wascher's latest release, "You Can Never Rewind," is a thought-provoking (and foot-moving!) guitar-driven rock and roll song that explores the two intertwined and existential themes of the transforming power of love and the inevitable passage of time in our lives.


The World Health Organization determined, in 2010, that cancer has become the #1 cause of death around the globe. Based upon even relatively conservative evidence-based estimates, at least 50% of all new cancer cases could be prevented with rather moderate changes in our lifestyle and diet. Written for lay readers, "A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race" is a unique and fully referenced health information resource that reviews the findings of hundreds of recent cancer prevention research studies, performed by thousands of the world's most prominent cancer researchers.

"A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race," which has been called "the bible of cancer prevention books," is the essential guide to living an evidence-based cancer prevention lifestyle in the 21st century!


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Nurse on August 14, 2011
Format: Paperback
Kudos to Dr. Robert Wascher for wading through volumes of evidence-based research and creating a simple, easy to read guide to preventing cancer. Considering that cancer is the second leading cause of death in the US, I believe that it is time for all of us to recognize that prevention should be a goal.

This book looks at fundamental factors that have been scientifically related to cancer, such as diet, stress, and the environment. It also considers things like exercise, nutritional supplementation and medication in relation to their role in cancer prevention. In addition, the book provides clinical data for lung, breast and prostate cancer, which have the highest incidence in the US.

If reducing your risk of cancer by 60% sounds worthwhile, then this book can help! As both a registered nurse and a doctor of chiropractic I would highly recommend it to both patients and peers.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Christopher C. Peters on November 24, 2010
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I realize that it may seem oxymoronic to mention "scientifically-based" and "easy-to-read" in the same sentence, but this is precisely what Dr. Wascher has managed to achieve in this excellent book. After performing an exhaustive review of the best research available on the subject of cancer prevention, Dr. Wascher has largely avoided "doctor talk" in discussing those prevention methods which have been established to be worthwhile, those which have been largely invalidated, and those which may still offer promise, but have not yet been proven.

The first two chapters include a general discussion of cancer, to include an alarming review of cancer incidence and its impact on individual lives and entire populations. The following ten chapters review potential avenues for cancer prevention, to include lifestyle choices, diet, dietary supplements, and environmental factors. The last four chapters provide a detailed discussion of the three cancers responsible for the majority of cancer deaths in the United States; lung cancer, breast cancer and prostate cancer. As a thoracic (chest) surgeon, I particularly appreciated the chapter on lung cancer. Every chapter is clearly and concisely written, with an abundance of useful knowledge for physicians, and particularly for the patients they strive to serve.

I have known Dr. Wascher for the past 20 years, and have always recognized his keen interest in the care of patients with cancer, and his commitment to scientific excellence. I read his book due to our long acquaintance, but am offering this review and my 5-star rating entirely because it is so well deserved. I have already recommended Dr. Wascher's book to friends and family, and will continue to do so. I cannot imagine anyone who reads this book not gleaning useful tips on how they may pursue a healthier lifestyle, and thereby greatly diminish the risk of developing this dreaded disease. Kudos, Dr. Wascher; excellent work!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lauren Marems on September 17, 2011
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I found this book to be very informative. The author analyzes the up to date anti cancer studies and clearly explains the research in terms a layman can understand.
His writing is well documented with footnotes.
I highly recommend this book even if you think you are up on all of the new research. He gives a realistic assessment that of what the studies actually show. He lays out some very positive info. Some of it is very exciting. A lot of good stuff.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Pedro O. Cabrera-bonet on April 24, 2011
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I have to give Dr. Wascher a lot of credit. He took a subject that, as important as it is from a medical and social point of view, is not easy to read, can be boring, is very controversial and made it easy to understand and interesting. He presented a lot of scientific research, info and data in laymans term, interesting and easy to read. I was skeptic startimg the reading the book. As I read more and got into the chapters about food suplements, vitamins, etc and how they may or may not help, the strength of the evidence and the recomendations he give, I became more curious and continued reading. He pack a lot of valuable information in a small size. Definitively worth reading. The book is writen for everybody to read, understand and follow and should be read by everybody wheater cancer is, was or have never being part of your life, at least you know what is out there from a very reliable source.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Afrouz Pirzadeh on February 1, 2011
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This book gives you all the background and information you need to have about Cancer with simple terms and easy to understand language. The book is entirely based on research, and gives you all the information you need for cancer prevention by nutritional means. There are many fruits and vegetables identified that would be beneficial in reducing the chance of cancer. It was an eye opener for me to see how much of the food we eat and our life style increases the risk of us getting cancer. The interesting chapter for me was about Breast cancer as it relates to Stress. As a Mom going through the daily grind of work and raising children, we need to learn how to deal with cancer.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michelle Lynn Randall on May 3, 2012
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I got a copy of this book through the Goodreads First-Reads program.
I entered to win a copy because it seemed like so many people in my life had recently been diagnosed with cancer, but at the same time I wasn't sure I was going to like it. I mean, it says lower your cancer risk by 60% on the front cover, and I thought oh this is probably some guy telling me the latest fad to prevent cancer, it's not going to be worth it. So I put off reading it for a bit, but I can't stand having such a large pile of to-be-read books, and having so many of them that were First-Reads that i needed to read and review, so I picked it up and started reading.
The book was not what I thought it would be. it was not some kook telling me the latest fad to prevent cancer, it was actually someone who did what we all want. He found all the studies, both highly scientific, moderately scientific and even non-scientific, and he took all that information and complied it into useable information. He summarized the research, and told you that this is the gist of what the highly scientific research is showing and this is what the other research is showing, and based on all that, this is what I think would benefit you in your life to reduce your risks.
For each thing that he notes as possibly helping to reduce your risk of cancer, he provide research to back up his claim, and he even tells you that this item has been talked about, but there is no research to show it is effective, and he even tells you if the research has shown something to be non-effective or even harmful.I was pleasantly surprised, and glad that I read the book. It was not a fad book, but a compilation of the research out there, including footnotes with the exact study information and where to find the study so that you can check it out yourself.
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