Each year 1.3 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer. Dr. Neal Barnard, founder of the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), explains how nutrition can play a key role in overcoming cancer. Readers learn how foods influence hormones that fuel cancer and how a dietary change to a low-fat, plant-based diet can be beneficial to anyone diagnosed with cancer. Each section describes specific nutrients and how they work in your body, which foods are the best sources, and simple, practical steps to take to increase their consumption. Also included are recipes for delicious meals that let you know you do not have to sacrifice good flavor to become healthy.