Fifteen years ago, a frightening series of tests revealed that Dr. David Servan-Schreiber had a lethal cancer of the brain. He received conventional treatment and the cancer went into remission, but he then suffered a relapse. Dr. Servan-Schreiber, however, was in a unique position to fight back. As a physician, researcher and former director of the Center of Integrative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, he had access to both the latest cancer research and to a wealth of information on new approaches to treatment and prevention. Anticancer is the culmination of his research on and personal experience with cancer, both as a doctor and as a patient. It's the book he would have read to avoid getting cancer in the first place and the one he would have wanted by his side when he was fighting the disease. Anticancer examines the many factors involved in the growth of cancers in the body and how we can use our own biology to fight them. We can avoid the progression of the disease by guarding against imbalances in our environment, by adjusting our diets to include tumour-fighting phytochemicals and by understanding the psychological components that can slow cancer development. Dr. Servan-Schreiber has now lived cancer-free for seven years. The approach he presents in Anticancer highlights a combination of the best conventional treatments with often overlooked alternative therapies. Featuring his personal story, the cases of other survivors, and his in-depth scientific and medical background, his book empowers readers with knowledge and tools to combat--and, ultimately, prevent--cancer.