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Cancer Prevention, Survival

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Health experts and patients "who've been there" explain proven ways to reduce the risk and ease the effects of this condition. Hear free, in-depth excerpts from our broadcast programs, to help you decide which subjects to explore further.

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Here you'll find articles by Harvard Medical School faculty, self-assessment charts, suggested reading list, and more helpful information.


Made possible, in part, with National Cancer Institute grant #2 R444 CA0864503-02

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 Walking through the Storm (Complete Series, 5 CDs) Humankind    

Walking through the Storm (Complete Series, 5 CDs)
These four, sound-rich documentaries include leading cancer experts and moving first-person accounts by survivors. It's thought provoking and inspiring. Free audio excerpts are available for each of the CDs below. [more]

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 Journey for Recovery (CD 1) Part of "Walking through the Storm" Series   101,102 

Journey for Recovery (CD 1)
Part A: Cancer patients confront their fears -- real and imagined; and a scientific look at the mind/body connection. Part B: How relaxation exercises and healing imagery can diminish cancer pain; and the health benefits of keeping a personal diary. [more]

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 Will to Live (CD 2) Part of "Walking through the Storm" Series   60, 69 

Will to Live (CD 2)
Part A: Cancer patients find a remarkable human connection in supportive dialogues with other patients. Part B: Physician Rachel Naomi Remen counsels patients drawing from her own bout with a life-threatening illness. [more]
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 Humor and Health (CD 3) Part of "Walking through the Storm" Series   92,93 

Humor and Health (CD 3)
Part A: Hear professional comedians who are cancer survivors and learn the health benefits of humor and laughter. Part B: Playwrights who've used the stage for humor and poignant insight about their journeys through illness. [more]
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 The Power of Belief (CD 4) Part of "Walking through the Storm" Series   97,98 

The Power of Belief (CD 4)
Part A: Whether or not people of faith, cancer patients go deeply into themselves to ponder their lives. Part B: A rabbi whose daughter died of cancer teaches martial arts to young patients, helping them find inner strength. [more]
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 A Brief Relaxation Exercise with Dr. Lockewood Rush (Bonus CD) Part of "Walking through the Storm" Series    

A Brief Relaxation Exercise with Dr. Lockewood Rush (Bonus CD)
A CD of this exercise is included as a bonus in our 5-disk package of Walking through the Storm. A 15-minute stress reduction session to calm the body and mind. [more]
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 Everyday Healing Foods Public Radio Shows   EH1 

Everyday Healing Foods
Hear medical experts explain the use of foods as a protection against cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other conditions. [more]
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 Gimme Five Public Radio Shows   G5 

Gimme Five
For youthful listeners of all ages, this fast-paced, humorous program highlights quick and easy ways to increase your consumption of healthy fruits and vegetables. [more]
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 Holistic Nurses Humankind   130 

Holistic Nurses
We hear from a variety of nurses about the stresses they face in today's quick-paced medical setting -- and how they struggle to find the time needed to treat the whole person. [more]
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 Inner Calm Public Radio Shows   IC 

Inner Calm
Harvard Medical Professor Herbert Benson, MD, explains simple relaxation techniques to help you ease the effects of daily stress. [more]
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 Laughter is Good Medicine Part of Kindred Spirits   KS3-1a 

Laughter is Good Medicine
Norman Cousins tells how "laughter therapy," a warm bond with his physician, and Vitamin C cured a crippling spinal disease against 500-to-1 odds. [more]
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 Living Fully With Illness Humankind   176 

Living Fully With Illness
The power of a patient's self-reflection as a tool for coping with illness is explored by a nurse scientist who has studied meditation as a health technique, and by a cancer survivor who teaches other patients about the value of therapeutic writing in expressing their inward feelings. [more]
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 The National Fruits & Nuts Quiz Show Public Radio Shows   FN 

The National Fruits & Nuts Quiz Show
An entertaining one-hour quiz show that asks listeners of all ages to test and boost their knowledge about the fruits, nuts and vegetables that protect our health. Part of the Vegetable Chronicles series. [more]
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 Practicing Prevention Humankind   156 

Practicing Prevention
Physician Ralph Snyderman, who served as long-time dean of the Duke Univ medical school, believes that personal health (like our environment) should be regarded as "sustainable", which means restructuring the roles of both doctor and patient. [more]
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 The Vegetable Chronicles Public Radio Shows   VC 

The Vegetable Chronicles
(Funded by the National Cancer Institute)
The American Cancer Society now recommends you "choose most of the foods you eat from plant sources." Listen to the evidence that convinced top health authorities. Discover delicious ways of eating in parts of Italy and rural China that give dramatic health benefits. Also, chefs tell their shortcuts for healthy, scrumptious eating. Finally, test and increase your knowledge of food and health on our fun quiz show with cartoonist Scott Adams, comedian Paula Poundstone and musician Richy Havens. [more]

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Free Print Materials
Useful materials you can print out and share with others. [more]

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