´Everything you need to know to help you
compiled and written for CANCERactive by Chris Woollams
BRAND NEW 4th EDITION, 2013
´Thanks Chris. You´re a star´
When the new, completely updated book came on the market just before Christmas we had no idea how fantastic the reaction was going to be. 150 or more e mails in the first week told us. ´It´s just the book I needed´. ´So much information; so helpful´. ´It saves you months of searching´. Everything´s there´. ´Why did no one tell me all this before?´ ´I am completely re-energised after reading this book. It´s given me new hope´. ´So positive´.
´The book is inspirational. Every oncology unit should have a copy´, Dr Andrew Tresidder
Of course it wasn´t the first time the book had been praised; it´s just that by adding so much more information, on orthodox therapies, complementary and new treatments and on the causes that still might be driving your cancer today, Chris was concerned he´d provided too
much information. Clearly those fears were unfounded. So much so we sold out and had to order a reprint within three months! (To order your copy today of the very latest book, CLICK HERE.)
The problem is that people who want to beat cancer end up doing a bit of this and a bit of that. They get so little information from hard-pressed nurses and doctors, that they resort to trying things they read about in the paper or a friend told them. That is no way to increase your survival or prevent a cancer returning unless you are lucky. Now you no longer have to rely on luck - all the research discipline is in this book.
"Do you know what non-invasive treatment for breast cancer has had three clinical trials at the Karolinska Institute?"
Eight years ago the first edition with a 10,000 print run, sold out in a weekend and, after reading it, cancer patient and England cricket legend Geoffrey Boycott
rang the CANCERactive offices spontaneously to tell us that "people have sent me books, magazines and articles from all over the world, and I´m just ringing you up to tell you yours is head and shoulders above the rest".
Geoffrey had a cancer at the back of the tongue - and was told he would never work on TV again.
In 2010 he stood up to speak at a dinner in the Long Room at Lords and opened with the sentence, "I would not be here tonight if it weren´t for Chris Woollams".
Geoffrey calls Chris, ´The Cancer Guru, who helped me beat my cancer´.
Mrs Omar Hunte, at the time of her breast cancer also eight years ago, described the book as her ´bible´. "I keep it by the bed and read a little every night".
We´re pleased to say she too has fully recovered from her ordeal, as has Galina and a host of others featured in Living Proof on the CANCERactive website.
This book does exactly what it says on the cover. And it is an easy-to-read summation of the CANCERactive website - no stone is left unturned. The book is inspirational. (To order your copy today of the very latest book, CLICK HERE.)
An ´explosion´ in research on complementary therapies
The CANCERactive charity is ten years old. Research is constantly sourced from major cancer centres like Harvard Medical School, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Johns Hopkins, Duke´s, MD Anderson, UCL Cancer Research UK, The Royal Marsden, Guy´s Hospital, St Thomas´ and Memorial Sloan-Kettering.
Oncology Professors and Doctors regularly contribute to the magazine and the charity website. icon magazine, the source of all the articles, is taken by over 640 hospitals, cancer centres and health libraries. It is widely loved and respected.
The charity has a Medical Committee of experts and Chris reviews research, week in week out. And all this forms the basis for the book. (Chris deliberately didn´t want the book to be boring or resemble a medical book - so you can check the research sources and references on the website and in Cancer Watch.)
´Everything you need to know´
starts by telling you Chris´ considered view that cancer is beatable - and he has the research to support his view. He then explains how there are several factors at work and how modern medicine is limited because it is one-dimensional - it simply doesn´t address all the factors.
It tells you the questions you should ask your oncologist about his orthodox treatments and the things you can do for yourself to get the best out of them.
It is very focused on ´Solutions not problems´.
Its great strength is that it presents a wealth of options
- the things you can do yourself to increase your personal odds of survival
. Increasing survival times and preventing a cancer returning are not just whimsical views from Chris. He has the research to support him all the way; but then he personally compiles Cancer Watch each month from the masses of research sent to him by cancer centres and oncologists all over the world. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE, or call 0203 186 1006
"Do you know what three complementary therapies the American Cancer Society report says ´stop a cancer returning´?"
He is also not alone in his views. For example, in May 2012 the American Cancer Society published a report stating that since 2006 there had been an explosion in research on complementary therapies.
They went on to say that there was overwhelming evidence
that three therapies in particular, which you could include in your own Integrative Treatment Programme starting today, increased survival times
and could even prevent a cancer returning
. This report has been endorsed by the National Cancer Institute, no less. Chris covers these in detail.
Chris tells you what research has to say about the limitations and issues with surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Importantly, he also tells you what research says you can do to limit the problems and maximise the treatments.
The Skeptics hate the book!
As you may know, there´s a motley gang of self-confessed geologists, computer nerds, chemists and ´former scientists´ (anything but oncologists!) who call themselves ´Skeptics´ (sic) and see their role in life as going after anyone who dares to say anything is wrong with conventional medicine, who presents complementary or alternative therapies, or who provides research showing how you might take some control over your own life to improve your possible survival times. The late Becky Simpson, a Trustee of CANCERactive, hated them because, as a cancer patient, she felt they wanted to limit her freedom of information and choice.
These dinosaurs don´t seem to want you to hear that the world is moving on - that radiotherapy is acknowledged to cause side-effects (but Hyperbaric Oxygen can help reduce the problems); or that mistletoe has several good research studies on its abilities to reduce side-effects of chemotherapy. And as for what you can do to stop surgery potentially spreading your cancer? Well, they, of course, don´t think surgery is a problem (but oncologists do and are trying to minimise surgery incisions with all new treatments). Frankly, there is a lot in the book these potentially dangerous and misleading ´trolls´ don´t want you to read; but that´s the nature of the world where sometimes vested interests over-ride even patient interest, sadly. The World Health Organisation 2012 report talked of corruption and fraud from top to bottom in the Pharmaceutical Industry. So, put yourself first! Don´t let trolls, bloggers and Skeptics come between you and survival.
An unmissable wealth of important information.
Research from two teams at Oxford who concluded that taking a certain complementary compound every day could prevent cancer AND increase survival times AND restrict metastases.
Clinical Trials by MD Anderson, and monitored by The US National Institute of Cancer on a non-invasive treatment that increased survival significantly in a rare cancer.
Clinical Trials on a therapy that may reduce blood loss during surgery by 40 per cent.
12 research studies on a high street compound which can reduce the chance of surgery spreading your cancer.
American research shows people who follow stress management techniques survive considerably longer - Chris covers the complementary therapies to employ.
Research clearly shows which complementary therapies can help improve the success of radiotherapy - and which can reduce possible side-effects and damage to tissues.
There is so much more in this book. For example it covers cancer causes which could still be there driving your cancer right now. Have you thought to cut them out of your life?
Do you know the best ways to boost your immune system?
Has anyone talked to you about the role beneficial bacteria might play in your cancer?
This book fulfils an unmet need, it is easy to access and understand, and gives
basic information all the way from surgery to nutritional supplements for cancer. This is a truly integrated book and deserves a wide readership. Dr. JULIAN KENYON
Chris is quite clear that no single drug, vitamin, herb or treatment is known to be a universal ´cancer cure´. But what he does explain is how cancer is a multi-stage, multi-step process and that there are treatments which have been shown in research capable of tackling separate steps. You can use this information to build a disciplined programme, rather than doing a bit of this and a bit of that and hoping for the best as so many people do.
There is so much in this book and Chris takes his lead from the 3600 pages of the CANCERactive website and the many articles written about the latest work of top oncology experts - leading edge work (´Tomorrow´s Treatments today!)
And there´s even a short guide to the latest research knowledge in each cancer.
And this is all written in an easy-to-understand, easy-to-use style; light and at times gently humorous. This book will empower you
The book is compiled and written for CANCERactive by Chris Woollams, a former Oxford University Biochemist and founder of CANCERactive. He was encouraged to write the first book back in 2002 by two oncologists. His daughter Catherine had developed a glioma and been ´given´ 6 months to live. St Thomas´ Hospital had never had someone with this disease survive more than 18 months. When she was still alive and more than kicking after two years, the oncologists asked Chris to write down what he had found in his extensive sweep of all the research.
Catherine survived nearly 4 years, but Chris is adamant he knows far more today that would have helped her even better. Chris is editor of the CANCERactive website and the highly successful icon magazine (Integrative Cancer and Oncology news) provided free in over 640 hospitals, cancer centres and health libraries in the UK. He writes articles on health and cancer, appears in the media and speaks all over the world on cancer. He donates all the fees and profits to the charity.
His 22 years in advertising allows him to make even the most complicated subject easy to understand.
This really is the number 1 cancer book available today. A couple of days spent reading this will bring you up to speed and save you months of searching the web, asking various experts question or, worse, listening to gossip and mis-information. This book really is ´Everything you need to know to help you beat cancer´. Well almost!
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