The Holistic Guide for Cancer Survivors: Overcoming Common Problems.

Greener, Mark.

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Today, more people than ever survive cancer, or, if the disease proves incurable, live better for longer. This helpful, reassuring book looks at cancer as a chronic disease, explaining how to ease symptoms and the side effects of treatment.


SKU: 9781847093325


Many cancers are increasingly chronic diseases, and holistic management is common. Up to a half of all cancer patients admit to visiting complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) providers; more use complementary therapies. Holistic health isn't a quick fix, but many CAMs are now established, respected and effective parts of the treatment journey in cancer, and indeed many cancer drugs come from plants. This book is a balanced, informative look at CAM and holistic health for the treatment and prevention of cancer. Topics include: Understanding cancer - hallmarks, staging, performance, spread and composition Common symptoms and how holistic methods may apply The cancer journey - risk factors, treatment options, medical terms, and other facts How diet can help, based on scientific evidence including cancer prevention through diet, supplements, cachexia, dysphagia and other dietary issues CAM treatments that help - acupressure, acupuncture and moxibustion, art therapy, aromatherapy CAM treatments that don't help - colloidal silver, dangerous detox, restrictive diets A holistic approach for survivorship after cancer, including an anti-cancer lifestyle, spirituality, and support How to ensure treatment is safe - never trust anyone who claims to cure cancer

Book Details

Author Greener, Mark.
Format PB
Publisher SPCK Publishing
Imprint Sheldon Press
Number of Pages 160
Publish Date 15/09/2016
Catalogue Sep19
Catalogue book number 284