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From the Townsend Letter
April 2013

Breast Cancer Update: An Integrative Perspective
by Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO
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Lise AlschulerDr. Lise Alschuler received her ND degree from Bastyr University in 1994 and is board certified in naturopathic oncology. She is past president of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and was a founding board member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She is the coauthor of The Definitive Guide to Cancer: An Integrative Approach to Prevention, Treatment and Healing, now in its 3rd edition (Random House, 2010) and Five To Thrive: Your Cutting-Edge Cancer Prevention Plan (AIM Publishers, 2011). She, along with her coauthor Karolyn Gazella, have created, a multimedia website dedicated to sharing information about integrative cancer prevention and treatment. They also cohost a daily radio show, Five To Thrive Live! on, which provides listeners with tools for living healthier lives in the face of cancer.


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