A New Way Of Life
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A radical synthesis of science and personal experience
that advocates a sea change in the way we understand and
When David Servan- Schreiber, a
dedicated scientist and doctor, was diagnosed with brain
cancer, it changed his life. Confronting what medicine knows
about the 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 fifteen-year
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.
Anticancer takes us on a serious journey and,
ultimately, an empowering one. In the tradition of Michael
Pollan, John Kabat- Zinn, Barbara Kingsolver, and Andrew
Weil, Anticancer genuinely guides us to “a new way of
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