October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it is important that everyone understands that cancer is sometimes preventable. As the AB doctor I have promised to deliver to you a smaller waistline and health for a lifetime, therefore I would like to help all of you remain cancer-free.
According to the American Cancer Society, “For most Americans who do not use tobacco, the most important cancer risk factors that can be changed are body weight, diet, and physical activity.” In fact “one-third of all cancer deaths in the United States each year are linked to diet and physical activity, including being overweight or obese.”
Some people are not motivated to change their lifestyles to prevent diabetes and high blood pressure because they know treatments are available. Thankfully, some cancers respond well to treatment and individuals can go on to live long and fulfilling lives. But other cancers can be much more aggressive leaving little to no options for treatment.
Having cancer affects more than the individual sufferer, it is often earth-shattering to family and friends. Rather than playing the odds, you can lower your lifetime risk for cancer by taking a few simple steps. Here are a few of the nutrition and fitness activity recommendations from the American Cancer Society .