“Cancer, heart disease, drowning; all preventable with a vegan diet and a life-jacket.”
That was the status of one of my college friends on Facebook today. Maybe he meant to be cheeky… but still, it irks me when people have the attitude that cancer can be prevented with certain lifestyle changes. It’s simply not true. In my case my cancer was genetic. It may have been influenced by environmental factors (you know, that toxic sludge lake I swam in daily as a child… just kidding) but there was no hard or fast way I could have prevented it.
Make sure everyone you know learns the facts. There is a lot you can do to decrease your RISK, but you cannot flat-out prevent all cancers by changing your lifestyle.
Thanks for allowing me that preachy moment!