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A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race Paperback – September 7, 2010
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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!
Top Customer Reviews
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!
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.
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.
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am a retired physician who specialized in preventative aspects of medicine for over 30 years. This is a good, although fairly elementary, review of good cancer prevention ideas. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Dr. Ron
I served with Doctor Robert Wascher at Ft.Hood,Tx and Tripler Army Medical Center as a surgical tech. Read morePublished on January 21, 2013 by Lawrence Rutt
If one is unlucky enough to hear those dreaded words spoken by a clinician then fear undoubtedly follows on from the given diagnosis, along with much stress and anxiety. Read morePublished on October 18, 2012 by Lucinda
Great book filled with useful information. Cancer is a frightening diagnosis. Hopefully, the ideas of Dr Wascher presented in this book will help in preventing the serious disease... Read morePublished on October 16, 2011 by M. A. Andrews
horrible book! nothing new same old FDA garbage. Save your money and buy some organic heirloom veggie and fruit seeds and eat. Just someone else trying to make money!!!!Published on July 4, 2011 by JJHotRocks
Cancer is a leading cause of death not just in the United States, but worldwide. In this light, Dr. Wascher's book, "A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race", is a much needed... Read morePublished on June 11, 2011 by AJ B.
While a Dr./Scientist I found this book esay to read. Dr. Wascher's prose is clear and concise. This disease will effect 1 our of 4 of us. Dr. Read morePublished on April 9, 2011 by Makr Shafer