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Anticancer: A New Way of Life | [David Servan-Schrieber]

Anticancer: A New Way of Life

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.
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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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    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    bruno 12-18-14
    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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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    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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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    Belinda Somewhere, CA 08-01-11
    Belinda Somewhere, CA 08-01-11 Member Since 2015

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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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    Barb Tewksbury, MA, USA 05-17-10
    Barb Tewksbury, MA, USA 05-17-10
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    "Life-changing book"

    This book is a life changer. One of the best books I have ever read. The only weak spot, for me anyhow, was the end where he took a very humanistic perspective of healing and staying healthy, whereas I was hoping he would have attributed more to Christianity. But that's... my belief, not his. Otherwise, the book was fantastic!

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    Marek Chicago, IL, USA 04-29-10
    Marek Chicago, IL, USA 04-29-10
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    "Saved my Life"

    Read it, and Believe it! This book Cures! No side effect needed!

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    Bonnie Orange, CA, USA 02-25-10
    Bonnie Orange, CA, USA 02-25-10 Member Since 2012
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    "essential to a healthy life"

    This book is fascinating, heart-felt and well written.

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