Medical science today has the capability and technology to control and largely prevent cancer. However, we need to overcome certain basic attitudes towards cancer- fear and procrastination, for fear causes delay in seeking expert medical attention which may be fatal. A well-informed public and aggressive medical treatment are essentials in our fight against cancer. The book seeks to inform you of the vital facts about cancer. It deals with causes of cancer, its symptoms, methods of treatment and disease management. The greatest single truth about cancer engima is that most cancers, when detected and treated early, are curable. Prevention, awareness and timely detection are the underlying and recurrent themes of the book.
The author explains common cancers, their symtoms, the diagnostic tests and discusses available treatment. Recognising that some treatments have undesirable side-effects, these are described and their management discussed.