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Cancer: Research and Politics [Paperback]

Jonathan Chamberlain
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2 Jan 2012
This book helps you understand the wider context of cancer - why cancer research has not come up with a cure and most likely never will; why the medical profession is unable to recognise the value of herbs and supplements - if a herb or supplement can cure cancer you will never hear about it from the medical profession; and why we should all be worried by the erosion of our health freedoms. You will also learn about the scientists who have bucked the system, and what has happened to them. This book aims to provide this wider context so that you can make sense of the real world in which medical decisions are made.

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  • Paperback: 118 pages
  • Publisher: Long Island Press (2 Jan 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1908712023
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908712028
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 14 x 0.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 519,941 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

I am the author of a number of novels, memoirs and non-fiction books but most people will know me as the author of The Cancer Survivor's Bible and other cancer related books: Cancer? Don't Panic! and The Amazing Cancer Kid.

As for the single volume entitled Cancer: The Complete Recovery Guide - this is out of date and has been replaced by The Cancer Survivor's Bible - I have taken the title and given it to the 8 volume series of books published as Cancer: The Complete Recovery Guides (Books 1-8) which contain the same information as The Cancer Survivor's Bible but broken up into Kindle size books. I have a website supporting the cancer books at

The Amazing Cancer Kid is the true story of Connah Broom (if you want hope, this book gives it - sent home to die seven years ago with 11 tumours, he is alive and kicking today with only one. How did he do it? Read the book) and Cancer? Don't Panic!(a short but important book that provides key insights that will help you think about cancer in a helpful way - the subtitle is Take control of YOUR cancer journey.

I also lived for eight years with my profoundly disabled daughter, Stevie. She taught me everything valuable that I know - I have written a memoir of those years called Wordjazz for Stevie (why 'wordjazz'? Because there is an interplay of many themes in this short but not, I hope, slight book).

I have also written a memoir of a Chinese kung-fu fighting playboy, war-time collaborator, CIA agent, political prisoner and more (King Hui: the man who owned all the opium in Hong Kong). This is an important work of oral history and will deepen your understanding of Hong Kong.

My other Hong Kong book is Chinese Gods, an introduction to Chinese folk religion.

Finally I have written a couple of novels - The Alphabet of Vietnam (a reflection on war and violence and what happens when soldiers come home again) and Dreams of Gold, a comic take on the Olympic Games.

In addition to my writing work I have founded two charities for families with a mentally handicapped or disabled child, set up a language school in Macau, and helped organize cycle tours in China.

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"This is an incredibly informative and useful book. Every one of you needs it in your library...This is, from now on, my primary encyclopaedia when I have a question about cancer and its treatment" - Bill Henderson, author of Cancer Free, "... authoritative, reputable, and much more comprehensive and better balanced than the vast majority of other books on the topic. Also, it has much valuable material that I don't recall seeing in any other book." - Leonard Rosenbaum, Int'l Association of Cancer Victors, "... should be on the shelves of every medical practitioner who counsels or treats cancer patients, as well as cancer patients and their families." - Positive Health Magazine, "I work with cancer patients and have found this book incredibly helpful to them (and me & my work colleagues). Very well laid out, well written." - S. Lumley, cancer patient counsellor, "Mr Chamberlain has a voice that is at once humble and powerful. I like writers that cut to the chase, and then do not skimp on the practical details... and I really like his attitude. He speaks from the heart, but clearly wants you to use your head. Good combination." - Doctor Yourself Newsletter, "... tells me everything I want to know. Why didn't my doctor tell me this?" - Rev Bill Newbern, "I'm so glad I was tipped off to read this book... it was invaluable to me in making my decisions about follow up treatment" - Lucy W. cancer patient.

From the Publisher

Most people imagine the worlds of medicine and cancer research to be pure and unsullied by political and mercenary agendas. Sadly this is not the case as you will learn from the pages of this important book.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Well-summarised background 23 Jan 2012
I don't take for granted what I'm told, and I've seen enough Internet conspiracies to know the truth is hard to find. But I found this book lacking in the heat but strong on facts about how politics, money and industry intervene to make a monopoly out of research, in the hands of players for power rather than for cures. Well-researched and broadly informed, I thought this book was an excellent background on how much money controls medicine. An interesting question in one chapter: "What would happen if cancer researches found a cure but couldn't patent it?"
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book; Great Series 15 Oct 2014
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This series of books is somewhat dated but the information is still incredibly valuable and easy to assimilate when it comes to understanding the unvarnished truth medically and politically of this malady. If you get a chance try to start with the first volume and proceed from there. Each book is not expensive (although I bought the Kindle version) so it should not be an economic burden to acquire the information these books provide. Highly reccommended.
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