Future innovations will certainly help us reach beyond the potential for prevention that we know today, but we don't need to wait to have a major impact on rates of cancer. Cutting risk in half is a great place to start.
On National Cancer Prevention Day, we can acknowledge the random challenges of wind and wave, but celebrate the mastery of ship and sail, securely in our hands.
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," is as true today as it was when we heard our grandparents say it.
If we ever are going to break the cycle on increased incidence of cancer, leadership needs to look beyond the trenches of cancer treatment and expand their focus to prevent cancer cases from increasing.
Perhaps "surviving cancer" doesn't sound as exciting and rousing as "beating cancer," but the latter implies that those who've died lost. Like they did something wrong.
There are times when people work to prevent cancer and it doesn't work, but it's not unlike a seat belt in a car: The fact that it doesn't always help is not a reason to not wear a seat belt. Just because we might know one person who was killed while wearing a seat belt doesn't mean the rest of us should not wear them.
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The proverbial seatbelt is not enough -- we need you to buckle up! The world of prevention entails having an active role in your child's future, guarding their lifestyles and environment and all those things that take on the natural landscapes of their lives.
Cynics call October "Pinktober." I am not a cynic. But I feel a little sad when October ends only because many companies and journalists redirect their attention to other "seasonal causes" that sell their products and newspapers, viewers and ratings.
They asked me to support their efforts to launch a campaign in the fight against breast cancer, and when I politely declined, they were surprised. They had assumed that as a cancer survivor myself, I would be fervently supportive of their efforts to fight the war against cancer.
These simple recommendations to eat a plant-based diet, be physically active each day, and avoid alcohol can help our girls avoid breast cancer in later life.
Most of you probably go for annual mammograms, but currently the experts disagree as to when and how often you should take pictures of your breast friends.
I like to talk to patients and ask them how best to explain complicated medical information, so that every individual can have the information he or she needs to make the best decisions for him -- or herself.
A review of the medical literature shows why colonoscopy has been considered the gold standard for colorectal cancer screening and why it should be recommended for all patients eligible to undergo the test.