How strong is the evidence that cancer can be prevented?
Yesterday, I cringed while opening Aaron E. Carroll’s piece for the New York Times’ Upshot titled, “Helpless to Prevent Cancer? Actually, Quite a Bit Is in Your Control.” I wanted to know; but I didn’t want to know.
Was there something I could have done to prevent developing breast cancer two years ago at the age of 31?
I don’t normally ask that question because it’s irrelevant. I’m focused on living my best life and doing what I can to prevent a recurrence.
Yet people who are confronted with your diagnosis seem to become obsessed with prevention. My brother was convinced about the link between nutrition and cancer, and a date thought I should go vegan or risk a recurrence.
Read Full Article: We want to know the formula for preventing cancer but there isn’t one — Quartz