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Book Review: A World Without Cancer by Margaret Cuomo

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A World Without Cancer by Margaret Cuomo is a wonderful book which explains the conditions which lead to cancer, as well as good strategies to prevent and manage the disease.

Cuomo deals effectively with prevention by citing many of the environmental precautions, as well as consumer product safety measures that can be taken to reduce the incidence of cancer. According to Cuomo, cancer could be reduced by 50% just by making the environment cancer-proof. High on the list of the carcinogens is tobacco.

Physiologically, cancer takes hold when healthy cells are damaged. At bottom, the disease is a genetic mutation along a base in a double helix within the molecular DNA structure of cells.

The book explains the key symptoms of cancer in the body. Classic symptoms are uncontrolled fatigue, shortness of breath, chronic blood in the urine or stools, and hardened lumps which typify lymphomas developing at various stages.

Inflammation is another early marker of a budding cancer because the disease causes hardened plaque throughout a many areas in the body. There are a number of blood markers which provide clues to cancer including the white cell count and the C-reactive protein.

The author believes that scientists should focus on an interdisciplinary approach to cancer which emphasizes what is known in medicine and the allied sciences like chemistry and biology. Good data management is another important aspect to track successful treatment protocols with patients. Good control group design is another vital step to identify drugs and dietary changes which help to combat the disease.

Cuomo is not happy with the triangle of treatment options for cancer like surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. The author satirizes these options as “cut, poison, and burn.” Cuomo finds fault with the current treatment protocols because they are  toxic, expensive, and often minimally helpful over the longer term. 

A World Without Cancer by Margaret Cuomo is an excellent patient resource for people who have cancer, as well as an outstanding resource for readers seeking the best strategies to prevent cancer.

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About Dr Joseph S Maresca

I've taught approx. 34 sections of collegiate courses including computer applications, college algebra, collegiate statistics, law, accounting, finance and economics. The experience includes service as a Board Director on the CPA Journal and Editor of the CPA Candidates Inc. Newsletter. In college, I worked as a statistics lab assistant. Manhattan College awarded a BS in an allied area of operations research. The program included courses in calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability, statistical inference, linear algebra , the more advanced operations research, price analysis and econometrics. Membership in the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society was granted together with the degree. My experience includes both private account and industry. In addition, I've worked extensively in the Examinations Division of the AICPA from time to time. Recently, I passed the Engineering in Training Exam which consisted of 9 hours of examination in chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability/ statistics, fluids, electronics, materials science/structure of matter, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, computer science, dynamics and a host of minor subject areas like engineering economics. A very small percentage of engineers actually take and pass the EIT exam. The number has hovered at circa 5%. Several decades ago, I passed the CPA examination and obtained another license in Computer Information Systems Auditing. A CISA must have knowledge in the areas of data center review, systems applications, the operating system of the computer, disaster recovery, contingency planning, developmental systems, the standards which govern facility reviews and a host of other areas. An MBA in Accounting with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/ Information Systems , an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Organizational Design were earned at New York University-Graduate School of Business (Stern ). In December of 2005, an earned PhD in Accounting was granted by the Ross College. The program entrance requires a previous Masters Degree for admittance together with a host of other criteria. The REGISTRAR of Ross College contact is: Tel . US 202-318-4454 FAX [records for Dr. Joseph S. Maresca Box 646 Bronxville NY 10708-3602] The clinical experience included the teaching of approximately 34 sections of college accounting, economics, statistics, college algebra, law, thesis project coursework and the professional grading of approx. 50,000 CPA examination essays with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, membership is held in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chartered in 1994. Significant writings include over 10 copyrights in the name of the author (Joseph S. Maresca) and a patent in the earthquake sciences.