Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Cancer

In the past week I have been informed that two of my friends have been diagnosed with cancer. The first, in his mid-thirties with one kid and one on the way, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. The other, in her forties, with leukemia. I have had a heightened awareness (and fear) of cancer and its widespread hold on our nation for the past few years, due mainly to the increasing number of friends and acquaintances affected by this disease I have accumulated in my short life. Ironically enough, I am currently reading the book Anti-Cancer. This book is well written and enlightening. I highly recommend it and wish that all of my friends and family would not only read it but also implement some of the fundamental anti-cancer lifestyle changes this book identifies.

2 comments:

Holly said...

http://www.aicr.org/site/PageServer

The American Institute for Cancer Research estimates that about 1/3 of cancers are preventable by adopting healthy eating habits, being active and maintaining a healthy weight. I think this is great motivation, but it is too bad that we aren't reminded of this by doctors, rather than being led to believe that our best bet is to rely on medications.

odbash said...

Since I posted this, two more people I know have been diagnosed with cancer and are undergoing chemotherapy...

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