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Choices in Healing Integrating the Best of Conventional and Complementary Approaches to Cancer

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ISBN-10: 0262621045

ISBN-13: 9780262621045

Edition: 1996 (Reprint)

Authors: Michael A. Lerner

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Written by one of the country's leading authorities on alternative and complementary cancer treatments, Choices in Healingis designed for the cancer patient or health professional who seeks a comprehensive overview of the available choices, both in treatments and in living with cancer. Choices in Healingoffers valuable information and guidance for the whole life cycle of cancer -- from the initial shock of diagnosis to decisions about choosing a physician and conventional therapies, selecting complementary therapies, coping with treatment, and the art of living fully with the possibility of recurrence. There are detailed explanations and evaluations of a wide range of complementary…    
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 2/28/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 694
Size: 6.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

Michael A. Lerner is Associate Dean of Studies at Bard High School Early College in New York City.

Foreword
Preface
Paths of Hope and Ways of Healing
On Never Giving Up Hope: Three Stories
Healing and Curing: The Starting Point for Informed Choice
Choice in Conventional Cancer Therapies
The Crucial Difference: International Variations in Conventional Cancer Therapies
The Debate Over Conventional Cancer Therapies
American Cultures of Conventional Cancer Therapy
Choosing Conventional Physicians, Hospitals, and Therapies
Choice in Unconventional Cancer Therapies
The Debate over Unconventional Cancer Therapies
A Framework for Evaluating Unconventional Cancer Therapies
Spiritual Approaches to Cancer
Psychological Approaches to Cancer
Mainstream Nutritional Science and the Unconventional Nutritional Cancer Therapies
What Science Says about Nutrition and Cancer: Macronutrients
Can Vitamins and Minerals Help? The Scientific View: Micronutrients
Unconventional Nutritional Approaches to Cancer--An Overview
The Gerson Diet--A Radical Anticancer Therapy
Macrobiotics--A Diet and a Way of Life
Virginia C. Livingston--Integrating Diet, Nutritional Supplements, and Immunotherapy
Keith Block--Integrating Diet, Fitness, and Psychological Support into an Oncology Practice
Physical, Traditional, and Pharmacological Therapies
Physical and Energetic Approaches--Exercise, Massage, Therapeutic Touch, and Chiropractic
Traditional Chinese Medicine---A Favored Adjunctive Therapy for American Cancer Patients
Unconventional Pharmacological Therapies--An Overview
Stanislaw Burzynski--Antineoplastons on the Edge of Medical Credibility
Joseph Gold--Does Hydrazine Sulfate Prevent Weight Loss and Extend Life with Cancer?
Emanuel Revici--Will His Unique Therapy Ever Be Scientifically Assessed?
Living with Cancer
Living with Cancer
Controlling Pain
On Living and Dying
Making Your Choices
Choice in Resources
Professional Training Programs in Spiritual and Psychological Approaches to Cancer
Glossary
Acknowledgments
About the Author and Commonweal
Index