Understanding & Preventing Cancer

by – Dr. S. R. Kaura M.D.

Cancer, the second most common cause of death in the United States, is a health problem facing everyone. Dr. Kaura, however, believes we can protect ourselves from this deadly disease by taking protective measures and making simple lifestyle changes.

A Family Doctor's Guid to Understanding Preventing Cancer book cover    Research suggests that more than 90 percent of cancers are environmental in origin and preventable. By “environmental,” Dr. Kaura refers to those things our bodies are exposed to through the air we breathe, the food we eat, water we drink  and the places in which we work and live.

Did you know that addictions like tobacco, alcohol, marijuana or intravenous drug abuse and steroids can be contributing causes to cancer?

Eating a well balanced diet, low in fat and cholesterol and high in fiber, with the proper amount of vitamins and minerals, are very important in the cancer prevention and treatment front. Good emotional health is another key factor for a strong immune system.

Exposure to cancer causing agents from a myriad of different sources can easily be reduced; a few examples are those present in our cosmetics and personal care products, in the solvents and chemical paints used in hobby activities, through indiscriminate use of pesticides and fertilizers and even in routine housework.

Preventive medicine is one of the fastest growing new medical specialties. This book is designed to make the complex topic of cancer and prevention of this deadly disease easy to understand with straightforward explanations and illustrations.

Dr. Kaura believes that if the counsel given in this book were carefully followed, hundreds and thousands of lives could be saved, as well as billions of dollars in health care costs