This accessible, comprehensive, practical guide from one of America’s most influential voices in cancer prevention is now available with a new cover and approachable trade paper price point.
About the Book
National bestseller from one of the most trusted and accessible voices in cancer prevention for women, now available in paperback.
Most women don’t want to hear about breast cancer unless they have it and need to make some decisions, but these days news about breast cancer—the number one killer of women ages twenty to fifty-nine—is everywhere. Hope for a cure abounds. Celebrities have come forward to share their experiences and raise awareness. Chances are you know someone who has had it.
But did you know that you make choices every day that bring you closer to breast cancer—or move you farther away? That in the majority of cases, cancer isn’t up to fate, and there are ways to reduce your risk factors? That many of the things you’ve heard regarding the causes of breast cancer are flat-out false?
There have been few solid guidelines on how to improve your breast health, lower your risk of getting cancer, optimize your outcomes if you’re faced with a diagnosis, and make informed medical choices after treatment. Until now.
“Dr. Funk writes Breasts: The Owner’s Manual just like she talks: with conviction, passion, and a laser focus on you.”
—Dr. Mehmet Oz, Host of The Dr. Oz Show
“Breasts: The Owner’s Manual will become an indispensable and valued guide for women looking to optimize health and minimize breast illness.”
—Debu Tripathy, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Breast Medical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
“Breasts: The Owner’s Manual not only provides a clear path to breast health but a road that leads straight to your healthiest self. As someone who has faced breast cancer, I suggest you follow it.”
—Robin Roberts, Coanchor, Good Morning America
From Publishers Weekly - Breast cancer surgeon Funk offers a comprehensive and empowering approach to breast care and breast cancer in this well-written manual. Although Funk (who performed actress Angelina Jolie's widely publicized double prophylactic mastectomy) spends a good portion of the book on breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, she also provides a wealth of tips on how women can decrease their risk of developing the disease. The extensive research she shares can be overwhelming, but she lightens things up with jocular comments and blunt asides (quit smoking now, she advises, or you will look 'ugly at your own funeral'). While her subject is weighty, Funk's voice is empowering and inspirational: she urges women to make lifestyle choices that will improve their odds for not getting breast cancer, including cutting out or limiting meat in favor of a plant-based diet. Though she produces numbers showing breast cancer on the rise worldwide, Funk asserts her goal is not to 'scare' but to 'incentivize' readers. This information-packed manual will be of value to women of all ages and all stages of life, and certainly to those who have been touched by breast cancer. (May)
Reviewed on 03/16/2018 | Release date: 05/01/2018 |Details and amp; Permalink
- ISBN: 9780785219774
- ISBN 10: 0785219773
- Imprint: Thomas Nelson
- On Sale: 2019-10-01
- Pages: 480
- List Price: $17.99
- Publisher: Thomas Nelson
- Publication Date: 2019-10-01
- Trim Size: 139.000mm x 213.000mm x 29.000mm
- Weight: 380.000gr
- Category 1 : HEALTH & FITNESS / General
- Category 2 : HEALTH & FITNESS / Women's Health
- Category 3 : HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Cancer