Optimizing Your Health Lowers Cancer Risks By 62 Percent

You may recall a story I posted last month about the rare incidence of cancer based on studies of human remains ranging from 5300 B.C. to the mid 19th century, compared to today. Despite many of the so-called advantages of modern medicine and innovative technologies we enjoy today, the American Cancer Society (ACA) estimates some 1.4 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer this year and about 570,000 will die from it.

What innovative medicines, technologies and strategies are suggested by the ACA to slow the spread of cancer? Doing nothing more than making some adjustments to your lifestyle will cut the nation's mortality rate for cancer by an amazing 62 percent. If you read my Web site regularly, you're probably already familiar with most of these suggestions:

Smoking is a particularly nasty and costly habit, as well as the most deadly, according to ACA estimates. Tobacco use alone will account for about a third of the estimated deaths this year. Slightly more cancer-related deaths are attributed to the usual suspects: Obesity, poor nutrition and a sedentary lifestyle.

Yahoo News March 31, 2005

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