Depending upon our age, diet and lifestyle, our bodies make between 200 and 1,000 pre-cancerous cells every day. Statistically, cancer will affect one in three of us. The good news is that major reports published by the World Cancer Research Fund, French National Cancer Institute and others state that at least 40% of cancers can be prevented by simple changes in nutrition and physical activity. Other prominent epidemiological studies show more than a 60% reduction in cancer mortality for those who adopted a healthier lifestyle. Couple that with reducing exposure to other environmental factors and a reported 90 – 95% of all cancers can possibly be avoided!
People may think that cancer is hereditary; however, as well as genes, families pass down habits, environments, and products from generation to generation and these are likely the more common culprits in a cancer diagnoses. Experts estimate that only about 5% of cancer is hereditary.
Cancer is not a disease like a cold, caused by a single germ. It is the culmination of a series of exposures and events that allow and promote development of aberrant cell populations. As well as DNA-damaging carcinogens, stressors such as chronic inflammation and hormone-mimicking chemicals promote cancer. But if you nurture and maximize your immune system, it will love you back by keeping your body as healthy as it can possibly be!
After downloading the app, you will receive one Daily Tip on your mobile device’s screen. You can choose to Commit to Tip. This will highlight that day in the Calendar so you can see your commitment progress. You can help others by Sharing the individual tips via email, Facebook or Twitter. Just follow the tabs. The more people with this information in their hands and top of mind, the fewer that will be subjected to cancer and other diseases.
You can refer back to the Calendar and click on each highlighted day to refresh your memory regarding your commitments. After a few months, note how many tips you have incorporated into your life!
If you would like to access all the tips at once, rather than waiting for the daily tip, the All Tips tab brings you to the 12 categories. Click on each category for a comprehensive list of tips.
The Connect screen provides a variety of options for Sharing the App, Contacting the Developer, Writing a Review and following Prevent Cancer via social media and our website. We hope to hear from you!
A special thanks goes to Dr. Meg Sears, PhD, Founding Member of the Coalition for a Healthy Ottawa; and Sandra Madray, BSc, Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety, Co-founder of Chemical Sensitivities Manitoba. Both are long term board members of Prevent Cancer Now and have contributed many hours to this important project by ensuring the accuracy of the body of research.
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Sadly, the first time people think about cancer prevention is about a day after they develop cancer. They just don’t think it’s going to happen to them. When we conducted research in the UK, prior to holding the UK’s first ever Cancer Prevention Conference, only 4% of people had the first clue how to prevent cancer. For heart disease it was 74%, and AIDS was 56%. Following these tips will serve you well.
Prevent Cancer: 365 Daily Tips is the most complete, well-researched set of prevention tips I know of. These are tips you can count on!