This book educates women about breast cancer and provides health guidance to prevent and alleviate this disease.
Although health insurance and access to healthcare are high priorities in the prevention and treatment of any disease, neither of these is more important to cancer prevention and intervention than diet. Why is this? Health researchers have long proved that a poor diet is the leading cause of cancer— accounting for approximately 70% of all cancers, and nearly 80% of breast, colon and prostate cancers. Research has also confirmed that diet plays a major role in preventing cancer.
Breast cancer is a leading cause of suffering and mortality among women, regardless of race, occupation or social status; and there seems to be no letup, as this disease is now affecting women in their 20’s and 30’s.
Women undergoing breast cancer treatment are in dire need of correct dietary advice that can help them reduce the side-effects caused by common cancer therapies, such as radiation, chemotherapy and hormone therapy. These negative health effects include weight gain, chronic nausea, vomiting, hair loss, mental dysfunction, fatigue, premature menopause, and increased risks of osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. These conditions produce a poor quality of living and bleak prognosis.
An adequate dietary regimen, along with specific lifestyle modifications, can improve overall health. Today, cancer patients proactively pursue dietary information to improve treatment outcomes.
Therefore, it comes as no surprise that a wide range of dietary advice is available; however, this advice is often conflicting and confusing. It spans from the ridiculous to the sensible. The lack of a sound dietary framework for persons being treated for cancer means that patients risk continuing the same dietary habits that might have caused the cancer. Following wrong dietary advice can increase the illness, causing greater suffering, despite treatment.
This book educates women about breast cancer and provides health guidance to prevent this disease. It also provides dietary guidance that will enable breast cancer patients to make better decisions about how best to adjust their diets to alleviate and remedy this disease. The dietary guidance provided in this book is also aimed at reducing the side-effects of common cancer treatments.