Overall, I believe that this is a very good book, on a subject of enormous importance. There are some minor flaws, that should be
forgiven in light of the great amount of useful information it contains. Dr. Derry says, "I have addressed this book to women with breast
cancer." It would be more accurate to say that "I have addressed this book to the doctors of women with breast cancer." Women (and men,too)
without some scientific and medical background will find much of the text confusing, and this may discourage them from continuing to read
it, once started. If you order this book, Please keep on reading! You will find islands of clarity and wonderful information and insights if
you keep on going. Just gloss over the difficult parts, and look for the many gems that are there. I suggest that a breast cancer patient
who wants her doctor to take the information seriously, read the book, make notes on important parts, and thereby be in a position to carry
on an intelligent and informed conversation with the doctor.
A doctor who is not completely closed-minded should take note of the extensive references to good scientific work relating breast
cancer to iodine deficiency. If your doctor gets huffy at the idea that you, a mere layman, have brought in information new to him/her, I
suggest you fire him/her on the spot, and look for an open-minded one who is really interested in helping you.
Note: A good related book is "Iodine:Why You Need it, Why you can't live without it, by David Brownstein, M.D.