The Breast Cancer Prevention Guide

The Breast Cancer Prevention Guide

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By (author) Dr Sandra Cabot, By (author) Margaret Jasinska

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  • Publisher: SCB International
  • Format: Paperback | 170 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 208mm x 10mm | 222g
  • Publication date: 15 August 2011
  • ISBN 10: 0982933614
  • ISBN 13: 9780982933619
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: illustrations
  • Sales rank: 181,189

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Many women believe breast cancer is a result of bad genes and bad luck. The truth is, only 5 to 10 percent of breast cancer cases are genetic. In The Breast Cancer Prevention Guide, Dr. Sandra Cabot and naturopath Margaret Jasinska explain the real risk factors for breast cancer and what you can do to greatly reduce your risk. You will probably be surprised to know that oral contraceptives increase the risk of breast cancer by 44 percent when taken before a woman's first pregnancy; iodine deficiency increases the risk of fibrocystic breast disease, which is a precursor to breast cancer; and women who are overweight or insulin resistant are 50 percent more likely to be diagnosed with advanced breast cancer. This book describes all of the breast cancer screening methods available to women and contains a comprehensive plan to help you prevent breast cancer, based on the latest scientific research.

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Sandra Cabot is a medical doctor who graduated with honors in medicine and surgery from the University of Adelaide, South Australia in 1975. As part of her extracurricular medical training, she studied herbal medicine and nutritional medicine. Dr. Cabot began her medical career in 1980 as an obstetrician-gynecologist and practiced in Sydney Australia. During the mid 1980s she spent considerable time working as a volunteer doctor at the Leyman hospital, which was the largest missionary hospital in India. Her first book, titled Women's Health, was an authoritative holistic health guide. Subsequently she wrote several more groundbreaking books including The Liver Cleansing Diet, which has sold well over two million copies worldwide. She has written twenty-two other health titles. Margaret Jasinska is a naturopath who has been in clinical practice for more than ten years. She is a keen author and researcher and has co-authored six books with Dr. Cabot.