Regular price: $20.97

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
OR
In Cart

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.

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

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.6 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    228
  • 4 Stars
    67
  • 3 Stars
    23
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    2

Performance

  • 4.6 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    136
  • 4 Stars
    38
  • 3 Stars
    14
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1

Story

  • 4.6 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    134
  • 4 Stars
    44
  • 3 Stars
    11
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    3
Sort by:
  • Overall
  • Gary
  • Santa Fe, NM, United States
  • 11-20-08

Must Read for anyone with cancer concerns

Very well done. It provides valuable information on how to prevent and treat cancer. It's written to easily understand and read well. The information will give the reader a sense of control and positive steps to help yourself beat this disease. It still recommends following your doctors recommended treatment.
Among its' contents are lifestyle changes including stress reduction, avoidance of toxic products, positive mental outlook, and how very important your diet is. He shows research on how effective these really are. He gives guidance on all these topics plus more. Don't forget to download the written guide of recommendations. A real bonus.

20 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • Overall

Interesting and Potential Life Saving Listen

Bounces back & forth between the author's battle with cancer & ways you can prevent or retard the growth of cancer. It is easy to listen to & provides reasons behind the recommendations. By making a few small changes in diet and lifestyle, you can reap huge rewards. The only difficult part to listen to is the charts, so be sure to down load the "Accompanying Reference Guide" under the Publisher's Summary. It contains the charts. (Kudos to the publisher for including this with the audiobook.)

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Overall

One of the most moving books I have ever read

This is a book about life, death, and transformation. It is about
loss, love, and joy, so deeply written, so well expressed. It will
change your life on many levels. It is to be listened to again and
again. Thank you Dr. Sevan-Schrieber for sharing yourself and
sharing your journey, for sharing your new found wisdoms and
knowledge. I am forever grateful for these gifts.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Donald
  • Richmond, CA, USA
  • 07-16-09

Wonderful, Empowering

As a brain cancer patient myself, four and a half years post diagnosis and post brain surgery and four years post follow-up chemothyerapy, I found the entire book quite powerfully insightful and enriching. I would certainly recommened it for anyone either going through the trying experiences surrounding the diagnosis and the treatments of cancer personally or responding to the cancer diagnosis of a friend or fsmily member.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Overall

Listen to this book!!

Don't think this book doesn't apply to you because you don't have cancer. If you're alive, I'd highly recommend that you get familiar with this information - it's important to you and your family ... and especially the kids! I knew a lot of this, but I also learned a lot. My only complaint is that I see the book has been updated, but it appears this is the original version - it's not old by any means, but I do like to keep current =)

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Good, but a bit out of date

This is my first time reading Anti-Cancer. It's a great mass appeal book on the role of nutrition, exercise and meditation. I have handed it out to a number of friends.

There are a number of things which the reader should be aware of when looking into the role of nutrition and health which could be considered an update to this books research.

First, it is generally well known now that soy should be avoided as much as possible, especially for women with breast cancer concerns. Second, eating grass fed beef regularly can eliminate the problems of factory farm beef. The same goes with other pasture versus factory farm animals. Third, advances in the use of Ketogenic diets may be of use to some patients, which the author did not bring up.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Worth a shot

As a cancer survivor myself, I truly feel lucky up the this point in my life. For the first time I have wanted to be proactive in my journey to fighting cancer and the path laid out from experience in this book helps guide me.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

A must read for all

A great book, encouraging for cancer patients and their families. Engaging, thoughtful, substantiated. Good luck

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Julia
  • Quincy, MA USA
  • 04-08-15

Helps to live through diagnosis

I feel this book was my best friend, smart, optimistic and calm through the crazy days of accepting Cancer diagnosis. Thank you.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Anthony
  • Chesterfield, MO, United States
  • 08-09-13

Great book!! Full of research, facts and protocols

What did you love best about Anticancer?

Very informative!!!

Any additional comments?

This book is a great resource to understanding cancer. It really gives you a lot about the origin of cancer and why people get it. Anticancer, discusses how lifestyle plays a major role in the development of cancer and offers protocols and alternative lifestyle choices to help to prevent or reverse cancer. What I found to be most interesting was how he tied inflammation into the progression and acceleration of angiogenesis and how that can lead to proliferation and metastasis. All in all it was a great book and a pleasant listen. If you or someone you know has cancer than I would strongly recommend to familiarize yourself with this book. It can help you, emotionally, spiritually and physiologically!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful