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.
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As for the single volume entitled Cancer: The Complete Recovery Guide - this is out of date and has been replaced by The Cancer Survivor's Bible - I have taken the title and given it to the 8 volume series of books published as Cancer: The Complete Recovery Guides (Books 1-8)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 www.fightingcancer.com
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.