Everything we think we know – and know we don’t know – about cancer – Research – University of Cambridge

An overview of the book, Betrayed by Nature: The War on Cancer, by Dr. Robin Hesketh. Looks like a similar approach as The Emperor of Maladies by Mukherjee. The link gives a very good overview of the history of cancer understanding, research and treatment, and Hesketh’s advice is common sensical:

But Hesketh also has some simple messages that speak directly to today’s readers. “You can avoid a lot of things in life if you really want to: football, hamburgers, sex … but you can’t avoid cancer at least coming very close to you.” As for what we can do to maximise our chances of staying well, he says: “Don’t smoke – but if you do, give up – it’s not too late!” “Eat sensibly and do a bit of exercise” And he adds: “Men especially, if you think something’s wrong, follow JBS Haldane’s advice: don’t be macho – go and see your doctor.”

Everything we think we know – and know we don’t know – about cancer – Research – University of Cambridge.

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