Cancer: 101 Solutions
to a Preventable Epidemic
UPdate Fall 2007
Liz Armstrong, Guy Dauncey and Anne Wordsworth
It’s hard to imagine that a book could focus on the cancer epidemic
and still maintain a tone of hope.
Cancer: 101 Solutions to a Preventable Epidemic somehow manages this balance
- describing just how serious the present problem is, while illustrating
that change is not only possible, but that it has already begun.
Authors Liz Armstrong, Guy Dauncey and Anne Wordsworth have succeeded in
creating an engaging, inspiring and thought-provoking book about a very
painful subject. Part One: The Global Epidemic, sets out the facts, demonstrating
how widespread the cancer epidemic is. It looks behind traditional explanations
to tell a broader story, and explains why a search for the cure can’t
be the only response.
In part two, we find far more than 101 solutions – thousands in fact.
There are solutions for individuals, parents, and youth, solutions for
cities, labour, business and governments. Cancer: 101 Solutions showcases
real life examples of communities which have taken action to identify sources
of toxic pollution in their communities, corporations which have eliminated
toxic chemicals from their products and governments which require substitution
of safer chemicals for known toxins.
Throughout the book we are introduced to cancer survivors, and those who
have not survived; youth, women and men who have left their legacy in cancer
prevention. Among them is Andrea Martin, a breast cancer survivor who died
in 2003. Her activism led to San Francisco becoming the first city in the
world to adopt the precautionary principle, a model for other cities today.
The book also contains references to hundreds of relevant resources, including
websites, videos, and organizations.
The message of Cancer: 101 Solutions is clear. Preventing cancer is not
just a dream. Things must change. They can change. Whoever you are, wherever
you work or live, there is something you can do to prevent cancer, and
you will not be alone.
Cancer: 101 Solutions to a Preventable Epidemic is published by New Society
Press, www.newsociety.com. It sells for $27.95 CAD. ISBN 978-0-86571-542-4
See excerpts from Cancer: 101 Solutions to a Preventable Epidemic
See also www.preventcancernow.ca
Cancer and lifestyle: looking at the whole picture www.environmentalhealth.ca/fall07lifestyle
Cancer and the animal world: Learning the lessons www.environmentalhealth.ca/fall07whales
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