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Reducing the odds : a manual for the prevention of cancer

Cancer touches the lives of almost everyone. This text outlines the steps an individual can take to reduce the odds of contracting cancer while maintaining an enjoyable and healthy lifestyle. It also describes the steps for early detection.
eBook, English, 1999
Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, N.S.W., 1999
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ForewordIntroductionPART I WHAT IS CANCER? WHAT IS CANCER PREVENTION? WHO IS AT RISK FOR CANCER?1 What is cancer? Why and how cancer develops2 What is cancer prevention?3 Who is at risk for cancer?PART II THE VARIOUS CAUSES OF CANCER. PREVENTATIVE ACTION TO TAKE.4 Inherited cancer5 Diet6 Tobacco7 Alcohol8 Sun9 Physical activity10 Sexual activity11 Stress12 The workplace13 Home and environmentPART III PREVENTION AND EARLY DETECTION OF INDIVIDUAL CANCERS14 Large bowel cancer--cancer of the colon and rectum15 Breast cancer16 Lung cancer17 Prostate cancer18 Malignant melanoma and other skin cancers19 Cancer of the cervix20 Cancer of the uterus and ovaries21 Stomach cancer22 Prevention and early detection of less common cancersPART IV A CANCER PREVENTION PROGRAM23 A pers Additional information and access via Open Library