OverviewWinner:2010 National Health Information Award, Silver2010 National Indie Excellence Award, Medical2010 Mom's Choice Award, Gold, Adult Books - Mind, Body & Spirit2009 National Best Books Award, Health - CancerFinalist:2010 Benjamin Franklin Award, Health, Wellness & Nutrition2009 National Best Books Award, Health - Alternative MedicineWritten for consumers, patients, and families seeking reliable information about nontraditional therapies, this is a quick and easy guide to the latest information about complementary and alternative methods most commonly available to people with cancer. It includes more than 250 entries covering a broad range of topics, such as herbs, vitamins, minerals, mind/body/spirit, diet and nutrition, physical touch, and biological methods. Each entry provides a synopsis of what the method involves and what effects can occur. Current research findings are explained in brief and understandable language, providing fast access to specific areas of interest.
Reviews"This massive reference book spells out the evidence, or lack of it, for hundreds of therapies, as well as their possible side effects." —Parade Magazine
Author BiographyThe American Cancer Society is an organization committed to fighting cancer through balanced programs of research, education, patient service, advocacy, and rehabilitation. Its goals emphasize prevention, early detection, and screening; comprehensive treatment information; answers to questions about insurance, money, and planning for the future; and strategies for coping with the physical symptoms and emotional effects of cancer. They are based in Atlanta, Georgia.