Drum roll please …
“1 in 2 for men, 1 in 3 for women.”
Let me say that in a different way, “50% of men and 33% of women are likely to develop cancer in their lifetime.”
I have no idea whether that is a well-known fact, a little-known fact or even a fact at all.
This little todbit is offered in the Amazon.com Review for the Kindle Single ‘Controlling Cancer: A Powerful Plan for Taking On the World’s Most Daunting Disease’ by Paul Ewald and Hillary Swain Ewald. The focus of their book, based on the reviews and description (I have not read it … but may), is the prevention of cancer.
How much do we hear in the mainstream media and via our family physicians about cancer prevention? Maybe your experience is different from mine … but from my lifetime perspective of 58 years … nada … 0%.
So how much do you hear about cancer prevention? And what are your typical sources?
From my perspective what I have heard, what has been drilled in me by the medical profession is a focus on early detection of cancer … the earlier in its development we find it the better the odds of fighting it successfully (BTW – that was not the case in my situation.)
Is that what you have typically heard?
For me, I have Stage IV Metastatic Colon Cancer. This is not at all a question about, ‘How did this happen?’ I have accepted my cancer and I am trusting, praying and fighting through it … only God knows the outcome … and that is good enough for me.
But I do have a wife, four daughters, four granddaughters and two grandsons who currently are cancer-free … my question is ‘What do they need to know and what do they need to be doing to remain cancer-free and beat the odds stated above?’
And I also want to raise your awareness of these cancer odds … something we all need to be aware of.
The comment floor is wide-open for you to continue this conversation …