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Anticancer Audiobook

Anticancer: A New Way of Life

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Publisher's Summary

When Dr. David Servan-Schreiber was diagnosed with brain cancer, it changed his life. Confronting what medicine knows about illness, the little known workings of the body's natural cancer-fighting capacities, and his own will to live, Servan-Schreiber found himself on a journey from disease and relapse into scientific exploration, and finally to health.

Combining memoir with a clear explanation of what makes cancer cells thrive and what inhibits them, and describing both conventional and alternative ways to slow and prevent cancer, Anticancer is revolutionary in its clarity. It is a moving story of a doctor's inner and outer search for healing; radical in its discussion of the environment, lifestyle, and trauma; and inspiring and cautionary in its certainty that cancer cells lie dormant in all of us - and we all must care for the "terrain" in which they exist.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2008 David Servan-Schreiber; (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks America

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    basieswings 09-14-16
    basieswings 09-14-16
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    "Everyone should read this book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! I think this should be mandatory reading for anyone who does not want to die of cancer.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like that it is so thorough, well researched, and unfortunately relatable.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Even though the book was phenomenal, I would say that it is not the type of book where you have a "favorite" scene.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When he talked about breaking the news to his dad that he had cancer :(


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great book. It is emotionally moving without seeking pity; it is informative; it is so well written it is almost poetic, and last but not least, It is priceless. The information within the book is so valuable, I'd say it is priceless. Do yourself a favor and read it now before you are battling cancer.

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    W. L. West Santa Clarita, CA USA 09-12-16
    W. L. West Santa Clarita, CA USA 09-12-16 Member Since 2011

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    "Everyone should read this book"

    This book can be a life saver to so many, not just cancer patients and survivors. I read it on a friend's recommendation because my Mom was diagnosed with cancer recently. I ordered it for her, as well as for myself, so I could help her on her journey to hopefully a full and complete recovery. And now I think I will order this book for the rest of my family as well because I do believe it may help us all live better and longer lives.

    I only wish that chapter numbers in the Audible version were corresponding to those in the paper book. This would be helpful because when discussing the book with family members (some of whom have the paper version), it would be nice to refer to the actual chapter number without having to waste time going back to hear the number of the chapter read by the narrator at the beginning of each chapter, which is almost impossible to find! For example, when the narrator stated the beginning of chapter 12, the audible chapter number said that I was on chapter 14, or vice versa. This has been a problem with Audible books for as long as I remember and I hope Audible can fix it in the near future.

    I thought the narrator was very good. Overall I highly recommend this book.

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    Kristine 02-12-15
    Kristine 02-12-15
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Anticancer to be better than the print version?

    they're both great! I love this book.


    What other book might you compare Anticancer to and why?

    i have not yet read one comparable.


    What does Robert Fass bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    an abundance of information


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    it made me very happy and felt informed


    Any additional comments?

    great book for anyone with caner. Gives you a better understanding and helps you feel empowered and with a better understanding the foundations of cancer. he puts it in ways that make it easy to understand.

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    bruno 12-18-14
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    Great listen for all. Healthy or not, the tips should make one's life much better

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    SilverFlowers USA 03-18-13
    SilverFlowers USA 03-18-13
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    What did you love best about Anticancer?

    One of the things I love about this book is the ability of the author to explain complex medical issues in everyday language.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Anticancer?

    I appreciate all the factual information that is presented throughout the book.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There really isn't a "scene" since this is more of a clinical book. But I will say that the author keep your interest throughout.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    This is not a good subject for a film.


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    Jane NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, United States 02-11-13
    Jane NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, United States 02-11-13
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    "fascinating"
    What made the experience of listening to Anticancer the most enjoyable?

    information was captivating


    What did you like best about this story?

    nice blend of science and personal elements


    What does Robert Fass bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    enjoyed tone of voice


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    i like the title already given


    Any additional comments?

    none

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Toney, AL United States 02-06-13
    Mark Toney, AL United States 02-06-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Informative"

    At the beginning of the book, David Servan-Schrieber is looking at charts on Cancer survival curves and looking for actions he could take to extend his life expectancy following his diagnosis. What he ends up doing in the process is leaving a treasure trove of actions and lifestyle changes that people should consider that might help them avoid getting cancer. The PDF that comes with the book includes many of his reference charts related to dietary recommendations. The book is very poignant and sincere and leaves the listener with a deep appreciation for gift he has left.

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    L Houston, TX, United States 11-16-12
    L Houston, TX, United States 11-16-12 Member Since 2010
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    What made the experience of listening to Anticancer the most enjoyable?

    Listening to it while preparing dinner each night with my boyfriend who has stage recently been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. The things discussed where topics I was frightened of bringing up with my boyfriend. it gave lots of ideas to discuss. As a result of listening to this I have changed my partners diet by about 75%.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Never give up.


    Which character – as performed by Robert Fass – was your favorite?

    The author.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No there is too much to learn, consider and absorb.


    Any additional comments?

    When things seem hopeless this book and the authors observations made me reconsider and gave me things I could do to make myself feel like I was helping.

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    Xin MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA, United States 11-29-11
    Xin MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA, United States 11-29-11
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    "Excellent advice on cancer"

    An excellent mix of theory and science of cancer and practice advice. The part on anti-cancer foods is particularly helpful.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Belinda Somewhere, CA 08-01-11
    Belinda Somewhere, CA 08-01-11 Member Since 2016

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    "Thank you, David! Thank you for the gift you left!"

    After listening to this audio book, I have learned a lot, and have recommended to many people. I myself don't have cancer, but this book definitely can help to prevent cancer, too. Recently I've learned that he just died 20 years after his brain cancer diagnose, and I couldn't stop tearing up. Thank you for the precious gift you left to everybody!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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