Colorectal Cancer

James Metz, MD
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Last Modified: November 1, 2001

Author: Bernard Levin, MD
Publisher: Villard Books
Price: $14.95 (U.S.A.) $20.95 (CAN)
ISBN: 0-679-77813
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Bernard Levin, MD is the chair of the American Cancer Society's National Advisory Task Force on Colorectal Cancer and vice president for cancer prevention at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Levin has written a complete and informative guide to colon and rectal cancer. Colorectal Cancer is an important reference for anyone interested in the prevention and treatment of these cancers.

There is a strong emphasis on prevention and early detection of cancer throughout this book. The book starts by explaining the normal functions of the intestinal tract. It then discusses the risk factors associated with colorectal cancer. Dietary strategies to prevent colorectal cancer are outlined in detail. There is an excellent chapter titled "Eating Right" that includes suggestions to help increase dietary fruits, vegetables, and whole grains while reducing fat intake. Suggested menus and recipes are also included in this chapter. There is an excellent resource section that includes recommended organizations, suggested reading, and cancer resources on the Internet.

Colorectal Cancer is an excellent resource for any patient interested in the prevention, screening and treatment of colorectal cancer. Because it emphasizes prevention and early detection, this book provides important information for everyone, not just the cancer patient. It is highly recommended by OncoLink.