Although there is no question that the general public should be cancer-informed as well as cancer-conscious, one regrets the agency of this type of book. This is rather strident science for the public, and whereas the broad outline (of what cancer is, the need of thorough medical examinations, the locales it affects, etc.) is acceptable, some of the conclusions are open to argument. Ridden very hard is the relationship between nicotine and cancer --""Arise, ye nonsmokers and seize the tobacco -- filled weapons of destruction"" (like that rhetoric?), with the very obvious refutation that mice and dogs don't smoke. That cancer can be cured, is the fact that an early diagnosis can save your life and Dr. Cantor may serve as a Cassandra. On the whole, we prefer to refer you to such books as C.C. Little's Civilization Against Cancer.