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About Kevin A. Figueiredo
In 2014, he published 'Terminate Cancer' to describe a model of viral infection and immune response as a potential means to treat cancer.
In 2016, Dr. Kevin Figueiredo's latest publication 'Before Cancer' describes how health science and a better understanding of the science of health can help all of us minimize our risks of getting cancer.
Dr. Kevin Figueiredo established Doctor-Kevin.com to provide a platform for expression of insights on cancer research and health science.
Doctor-Kevin.com motto: "Disease cannot exist in the presence of health, so let's focus on health instead of disease."
Cancers are vast and quite different from a macroscopic viewpoint. Types of cancers have many different symptoms for the patient. The signs of cancer and the impact of each cancer on the patient can be dramatically different. However, at the molecular level most cancers are quite similar. Prostate cancer awareness and breast cancer awareness are the most publicized cancers, and funding support for these is greatest compared to other types. However, the molecular similarities of most cancers means that most of them end up as liver cancer or bone cancer since these are the organs where metastasis eventually occurs most frequently. Prostate cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, thyroid cancer, testicular cancer, colorectal cancer, uterine cancer, kidney cancer and many other cancers all could potentially form solid tumors and are similar at the molecular level as all are regulated by the immune system. Lymphoma cancer is unique in a sense in that it is a cancer of the blood and a cancer of the immune system itself. However because of the crucial controls of the immune system in regulating cancer progression, cancers in general may possibly be considered immune system disorders where the immune system is failing at its normal functions.
Terminate Cancer introduces a new field of cancer immunology and describes a critical immune response that can potentially be induced to treat cancers. With a better understanding of how virus have been manipulating the immune system of humans for thousands of years, we can now attempt to copy their methods to our advantage in treating cancer patients. Terminate Cancer describes this emerging field of immunotherapy as a potentially much safer option for many cancer patients when compared to conventional therapies like chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The book describes cancer as an evolutionary process, and outlines the immune system and its critical roles in switching between an inflammatory or immunosuppressive response. The direction towards which the immune system is skewed will determine whether the cancerous tumor grows or is destroyed... and this in turn will ultimately determine the fate of the cancer patient. For this reason, understanding the immune response in the context of a tumor-controlled microenvironment will be essential for improving survival rates among cancer patients.
Although oncology and immunology have classically been considered distinct fields, Terminate Cancer introduces them as inseparable in the emerging field of cancer immunology: the new frontier of cancer treatment.
The fundamentals of health science from a scientist's perspective. Health science and a better understanding of the science of health can help all of us minimize our risks of getting diseases such as cancer. Health science begins with genetics and environmental factors, and it may continue with the mind-body connection. A new field of epigenetics is described as a responsive interface that directly connects what we eat to what our bodies eventually become. Nutrition and exercise recommendations are provided for promoting healthy living and well-being. In addition, guidelines of health science are outlined which can assist the reader in achieving optimal health throughout life.
Before Cancer offers useful suggestions on how to live a healthy lifestyle as it explores many choices that we each make in our daily lives which ultimately determine the fate of our individual cells. Healthy living begins with understanding how to eat healthy and consistently making the healthy choice in all that we do from nutrition to exercise to positive thinking. This book contains valuable healthy living tips, as it offers suggestions on nutrition for cancer prevention which relates back to the importance of healthy living. A nutritious diet is a cancer prevention diet, and a vice versa. A reader that may be interested in pursuing a healthy lifestyle will obtain similar benefits from this book as a reader who is interested in cancer prevention, although each may find greatest values in different chapters of this book. The reason for this is because health and cancer are not just separate events, they are actually opposites. Health promotion and cancer prevention ultimately become intertwined synonyms. This is best explained in the health/cancer equilibriums which are detailed throughout the book. Of course, cancer prevention is not the only benefit of health promotion. The latter also assists with prevention of multiple diseases including diabetes, alzheimer's and heart disease. The book outlines how there really is no substitution for health, fitness and dieting, and it will also be of interest to people interested in diets and weight loss. Ironically, following a cancer prevention diet and exercise routine may be one best way to lose weight. Health is a crucial component of life for everyone, and Before Cancer offers options for all - healthy or ill, fit or unfit, young or elderly.
Health in a way is synonymous with life, so it only makes sense that Before Cancer will be useful for all who prefer health instead of disease. The health science guidelines in this book will outline step by step how to be healthy and how to live a healthy lifestyle. Before Cancer is a comprehensive guide on health based on science that describes the human machine as a self-repairing system with vast intrinsic capabilities.