Dr. Jack C. Westman’s ‘The Cancer Solution: Taking Charge of Your Life with Cancer’ is poised to radically shake-up both the approach to and treatment of cancer. Written for patients, their families and healthcare professionals, the book calls attention to a generally ignored model that focuses on how cancer cells evade the natural defenses in the body’s immune system that prevent and stop the formation of cancer cells through the process of ‘neoplasia’. Confident that cancer can be cured at rates never seen before, Dr. Westman urges the public to lobby for urgent funding for research on neoplasia and for treatments that strengthen the immune system.
Madison, WI -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/02/2015 -- There really is no way to sugarcoat the statistics: one in three Americans will die from cancer. While cure rates are perceived to be the highest in history, Dr. Jack Westman's medical and personal experiences prove that just a fraction of those who could be saved actually are.
According to Dr. Westman, it all comes down to the current flawed model of cancer care, where treatment is determined by a tumor's location without any regard for the molecular characteristics that caused it. In his compelling new book, Dr. Westman not only guides cancer patients through information and options related to their illness, but he advocates a long-ignored model that could make cancer much more treatable.
'The Cancer Solution: Taking Charge of Your Life with Cancer' was written to help fight the war against this devastating disease. Serving as a vital call-to-action for patients and health care professionals, Dr. Westman calls attention to the American Society of Clinical Oncology's report that cancer care needs to be vastly improved.
"Costs are soaring, research is stagnant and patients are being forced to accept five-year survival rates with disability, rather than complete remission," explains Westman. "We need to treat cancer at its root cause. The many kinds of cancer cells are in fact the products of the disease neoplasia that can emerge from normal cells in our bodies' organs and tissues. This discovery presents us with a game-changing opportunity to change how we approach treatment."
Continuing, "I am actively advocating a model for research that will focus on how cancer cells evade the natural defenses in the body's immune system that prevent and stop the formation of cancer cells through the process of neoplasia. This kind of research is finally beginning to lead to the successful treatment of some forms of cancer and should be given the highest priority."
The book is written in layperson terms and can be utilized by anyone in any stage of cancer and by those actively involved in health care.
"My book has four aims. The first is to give a broad overview of the different forms of cancer treatment and cancer research in understandable terms. The second is to provide enough technical details so that this book can be used as a reference for questions about specific aspects of cancer. The third is to stimulate interest in complementary cancer care. The fourth is to encourage laypersons and professionals to become informed advocates for federal and private funding of research that focuses on preventing and treating the underlying causes of cancer," the author adds.
Dr. Westman's book also takes a searing look at how decades of potential research time have been lost, making a clear case for carving a new approach to cancer research and treatment without delay.
Those interested in helping to fight the war on cancer are urged to secure their copies today.
'The Cancer Solution: Taking Charge of Your Life with Cancer' is available now:
For more information, visit the author's website: http://www.jackwestman.com and the book's web site: http://www.takingchargeofcancer.com
About Dr. Jack Westman
Dr. Jack Westman is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is president of Wisconsin Cares, Inc., a non-profit advocacy organization for families and has been president of three professional organizations. He has written over 150 professional publications and twelve books.