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Making Sense of Cancer and Its Impact on Humanity by Jarle Breivik – the book that was recommended to King Charles III
Apr 23, 2024, 15:18

Making Sense of Cancer and Its Impact on Humanity by Jarle Breivik – the book that was recommended to King Charles III

Making Sense of Cancer and Its Impact on Humanity

A new book, recommended to King Charles III by The British Medical Journal, explores cancer at the intersection of biology, society, and philosophy.

“Making Sense of Cancer: From Its Evolutionary Origin to Its Societal Impact and the Ultimate Solution,” by Norwegian academic Professor Jarle Breivik, presents a compelling argument that challenges conventional perceptions of cancer.

Making Sense of Cancer - Jarle Breivik

The critically acclaimed book suggests that cancer is not merely a disease to be defeated, but a fundamental part of what it means to be human. Through his thoughtful examination, Breivik prompts readers to reconsider the goals of current cancer research and the ethical implications of life extension.

This book is vital for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of cancer. It is an extensive guidebook that offers understanding, support, and practical advice for individuals and families grappling with cancer.

Breivik meticulously explores various aspects of the disease, beginning with its biological roots. By dissecting the mechanisms of cancer development and progression, he aims to demystify the condition and empower readers with knowledge to make informed decisions.

Beyond the scientific realm, the book delves into the diverse spectrum of cancer types and treatment options. Breivik stresses the importance of personalized care and encourages active participation in treatment decisions in collaboration with healthcare providers.

Recognizing the emotional toll of cancer, Breivik offers coping strategies for managing the psychological challenges that accompany diagnosis and treatment. Through heartfelt anecdotes and real-life stories, he fosters a sense of community and solidarity among readers, reassuring them that they are not alone in their struggles.

It underscores the significance of support networks, whether through family, friends, or support groups. Breivik highlights the role of community in providing comfort, understanding, and encouragement throughout the cancer journey.

Here are some of the quotes about this book:

“This remarkable book is not simply about cancer. It is a beautiful story about what it means to be human. It took me places I had never thought of and ended on a cliffhanger about the future of our civilization.” – Richard Smith, Former Editor of the BMJ (British Medical Journal).

“Breivik furnishes a remarkably accessible account of cancer in light of evolutionary theory…a model of intellectual caution…an edifying book that reveals much about cancer…including the very meaning of human life itself. An engaging book that’s both scientifically exacting and philosophically stimulating.” – Kirkus Reviews

“With his panoramic view of cancer, Breivik’s brilliant writing and thought-provoking reflections will captivate both laypeople and researchers. A must-read that skillfully connects the life sciences in an illuminating manner.” – Manuel Perucho (Prof. Em.), Sanford Burnham Prebys and Institute of Predictive and Personalized Medicine of Cancer

“This book grabbed me like a thriller! As a cancer patient, I have asked many questions. My father had bladder cancer, and my brother died of leukemia. This book helped me understand and accept.” – Elin Schive, cancer survivor

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