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Works of Radical Imagination

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Foreword by Joseph Mercola, D.O., F.A.C.N.

Introduction by Rosalie Bertell, PhD

Over the last decade, a mardi gras culture has arisen around a deadly disease. “I’m here for the boobs” coffee cups. A pink ribbon celebrity dunk tank on The Ellen Degeneres Show. Pink buckets of Kentucky Fried Chicken. The highly marketed pink ribbon, criticized for being tied to pharmaceutical interests, has dressed up breast cancer as pretty in pink. Yet, despite all the funds raised, we have made little progress in stopping this devastating disease.

With all the talk about early detection, mammograms, improved treatment, and the race for the cure, why don’t we ever hear about breast cancer prevention? Leading authority on the preventable causes of cancer, Samuel S. Epstein, MD, has observed the debates around breast cancer for more than four decades. Dr. Epstein knows the substantial research that has directly associated many avoidable exposures with the development of the disease. The steps that can be taken to prevent it are often amazingly simple but rarely make the headlines. Here, the evidence is presented and preventative choices are carefully and accessibly outlined. In presenting this critical information that all Americans should know about Stop Breast Cancer Before it Starts empowers women to take charge of their health and make a real difference in the fight against cancer.

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“There is perhaps no better authority to speak on this urgent issue than Samuel Epstein, MD”

“The first important step toward self-protection is to gain knowledge about the dangers. Dr. Epstein has provided this guide to make the first step easy!”

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Dr. Samuel S. Epstein is a leading authority on the causes and prevention of cancer. He has published some 260 peer-reviewed articles on the subject, and authored or co-authored eleven books. Epstein has served as a consultant to the US Senate Committee on Public Works, given Congressional testimony several times, and has sat on key federal committees including the EPA's Health Effects Advisory Committee and the Department of Labor's Advisory Committee on the Regulation of Occupational Carcinogens. Among his many awards, he has received the Right Livelihood Award (the "Alternative Nobel Prize") in 1998, the Albert Schweitzer Golden Grand Medal for Humanitarianism from the Polish Academy of Medicine in 2005, and the Dragonfly Award from Beyond Pesticides in 2007. He has made appearances on many network television shows including Sixty Minutes, Face the Nation, Meet the Press, Good Morning America, and the Today Show. He currently serves as professor emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the University of Illinois School of Public Health and as the Chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition.