Take Control of Your Cancer Risk

Take Control of Your Cancer Risk

John Whyte, MD, MPH

$14.99

  • Description
  • Author
  • Info
  • Reviews

Description

You have the power to reduce your cancer risk--and this book will show you just how easy it is.

Each year, over a million people in the United States alone hear the words no one ever wants to hear: You have cancer. But what if there was a way for fewer people to hear these words?

One of the biggest myths regarding cancer is that it’s mostly genetic--meaning that you have no control over whether you get it. While genetics do have an impact, the truth is that your lifestyle and environment play the major role.

Take Control of Your Cancer Risk shares straightforward information and equips you with strategies to help you on a journey to better health, including:

  • assessing your cancer risk
  • knowing which screenings you need, and when
  • learning the role food, exercise, and sleep play
  • understanding the relationship between stress and cancer 

This book will show you how easy it is to lower your cancer risk--something everyone has the power to do!


Author

John Whyte, MD, MPH:

John Whyte, MD, MPH, is a popular physician and writer who has been communicating to the public about health issues for nearly two decades.

In his role as chief medical officer of WebMD, Whyte leads efforts to develop and expand strategic partnerships that create meaningful change around important and timely public health issues. Prior to WebMD, Whyte served as the director of professional affairs and stakeholder engagement at the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the US Food and Drug Administration. Whyte worked with health care professionals, patients, and patient advocates, providing them with a focal point for advocacy, enhanced two-way communication, and collaboration, assisting them in navigating the FDA on issues concerning drug development, review, and drug safety. He also developed numerous initiatives to address diversity in clinical trials.

Prior to this, Whyte worked for nearly a decade as the chief medical expert and vice president, health and medical education, at Discovery Channel, the leading nonfiction television network. In this role, Whyte developed, designed, and delivered educational programming that appealed to both a medical and lay audience. This included television shows as well as online content that won over fifty awards, including numerous Tellys, CINE Golden Eagles, and Freddies.

Whyte is a board-certified internist. He completed an internal medicine residency at Duke University Medical Center and earned a master of public health degree in health policy and management at Harvard University School of Public Health. Prior to arriving in Washington, DC, Whyte was a health services research fellow at Stanford and attending physician in the department of medicine.

Info

Reviews