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Cancer causes and controversies : understanding risk reduction and prevention

Author: Bernard Kwabi-Addo; Tia Laura Lindstrom
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2011.
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This book offers clear, accessible information on the causes of cancer and the multiple ways people can reduce their risk for this insidious disease. What causes cancer? The American Cancer Society predicts that one in two men and one in three women in the United States will be diagnosed with some form of the disease, yet hereditary or genetic predisposition accounts for less than ten percent of those cases. What  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Kwabi-Addo; Tia Laura Lindstrom
ISBN: 9780313379284 0313379289 9780313379291 0313379297
OCLC Number: 422756962
Description: xx, 241 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I: Risk factors for commonly diagnosed cancer diseases. Bladder cancer --
Brain cancer --
Breast cancer --
Cervical cancer --
Colorectal cancer --
Esophageal cancer --
Gastric cancer --
Head and neck cancer --
Leukemia and lymphoma --
Liver cancer --
Lung cancer --
Ovarian and endometrial cancers --
Pancreatic cancer --
Prostate cancer --
Skin cancer --
Occupation-associated cancer --
pt. II. Behaviors and controversies. Nutrition and cancer --
Body weight and cancer --
Immune system and cancer risk --
Controversies concerning cancer screening's benefits and disadvantages --
Controversies surrounding dietary supplements and foods for cancer prevention --
Controversies regarding commonly perceived risk factors and cancer --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Bernard Kwabi-Addo and Tia Laura Lindstrom.

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