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Controlling Cancer: A Powerful Plan for Taking On the World’s Most Daunting Disease (Kindle Single) (TED Books Book 10) by [Swain Ewald, Holly, Ewald, Paul ]
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Can you catch cancer? The answer may surprise you. In the latest Kindle Single from TED books, two leading biologists argue that you can catch cancer--but what could they possibly be talking about? First, the facts: If you're a man, your chances of developing cancer in your lifetime are almost 1 in 2. For women, it's 1 in 3. This year, the United States will spend $125 billion on cancer treatments, making cancer costly in both dollars and lives. TED authors Paul and Holly Ewald want to change all that, and they want to do it through prevention. There is no doubt that cancer is caused by mutating cells, but the authors ask, what are the causes of those mutations? In some of the most deadly types of cancer--stomach, liver, cervical--communicable diseases are the primary causes. Reduce hepatitis B and C and you reduce liver cancer. Stop HPV and you stop cervical cancer. Rather than promoting chemotherapy, which they call "a high stakes gamble" (albeit a lucrative one), the authors call for a framework of knowledge to help us better understand the interplay between humans, cancer-causing diseases, and cancer. It could lead to a world where, rather than treating cancer, doctors can simply and cheaply prevent it. --Chris Scluep

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  • File Size: 173 KB
  • Print Length: 53 pages
  • Publisher: TED Books (January 9, 2012)
  • Publication Date: January 9, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006VHBYUQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #869,612 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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