The Cancer Revolution represents the fruition of a long-held dream to pull together the best information on the broadest range of approaches to cancer. We want this book to act as a catalyst for individuals to empower themselves, and to become part of a revolution that promises to change the experience of cancer treatment completely. This revolution, Integrative Medicine, has the power to cut deeply into the devastating survival statistics and the desperately poor quality of life experienced by many following treatment for cancer. Even more importantly, it will help to promote a cultural revolution: the increasingly obvious sources of the ever-rising tide of cancer in the UK point clearly to where the solutions lie.
The Cancer Revolution has been written to introduce the public to a revolutionary way of looking at cancer: Integrative Medicine. An alarmingly high and relentlessly growing number of people are being affected, either directly or indirectly, by this deadly disease. They do not have the luxury of waiting for science to come up with ‘the cure’; they need answers right now. The Cancer Revolution has answers. It is packed with strategies to improve your prospects and your quality of life. Integrative Medicine is the broadest possible approach to treatment, one that leaves no stone unturned. It is more comfortable with doing too much than with taking the risk of missing a vital piece of the puzzle. In this important new handbook, Patricia Peat has assembled a world-class team of experts to offer practical information on nutrition, lifestyle, conventional medicine and a range of cutting-edge treatments, as well as helpful guidance for navigating through cancer and beyond. For the first time, The Cancer Revolution brings together, in the most accessible form, the whole spectrum of resources that are at hand to support you or someone you love through every stage of cancer and to help you to chart a healthy future.
This is good general reading for everyone, as it lays out the territory, describing and making the case for Integrative Medicine as well as looking at some of the most important resources to help you.
Devoted to the subject of nutrition, a hugely important element of any integrative programme.
Covers some other equally important aspects of the way we live that will possibly have had a key part in getting you to the point of diagnosis, and that could play an equally important role in restoring your health.
Deals with toxins, an almost unavoidable aspect of modern life, and an important contributing factor to much chronic illness.
Contains useful information about dealing with your medical team and getting the most from testing.
Concludes the main text. The word colophon is derived from the Greek for ‘summit’. As applied to an inscription at the end of a book or manuscript, the phrase ‘Colophonem adidi’ is by Erasmus: ‘I have put a finishing touch to it.’
Consists of four appendices, with information on international clinics, scans, suggestions on how to find appropriate practitioners and how to manage your finances.
Consists of forty pages of websites and further reading relating to our contributors and to each chapter.