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Risk factors was posted 03/31/2012 02:53 pm by Anonymous
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My folks smoked two packs a day each. My dad drank beer seven days a week and loved his sausage, bacon red meat etc. No one in my family was or is obese. My dad was 68'when he died of pc. I was dx at 50'and don't smoke or eat a lot of meat. I received treatment at one of the best and biggest cancer centers. My docs said its genetic when you are young like me. In fact I think that it is missed so much in younger people because they don't fit the profile. Add to the fact that they think these cancers are there for a long time (decades) before they are big enough to see on a scan means it was probably starting in my 30s. Since my diagnosis I have had a friend die of liver cancer at 47, a colleague die of pc at 58 A friend dx with rectal cancer at 51, a friends daughter die at 24 of cancer and another Friend die of colon cancer at 46 Not one of these people led an unhealthy life. Most were in the medical profession. We are bombarded every day with 'medical' news from the lay press on how to prevent cancer, strokes, heart disease etc. Most of the 'studies' are crap and send people scurrying out to buy supplements. I used to be one of those people. I did everything I coud to stay healthy, ran everyday, used sunscreen, drank only red wine etc. Now I think I should have just had more fun, ate more bacon and sausage and spent way less time and money on supplements. I probably had zero control over getting this and I have zero control over it coming back. People like to think they have control and that people who get sick somehow caused it . My grandmother died of cervical cancer...now there is a vaccine to help prevent cervical cancer. I wonder if she beat herself up for not eating enough veggies and doing enough squats. Truly I believe smoking is bad for you, drinking too much is too and all that but I know so many smokers, drinkers, obese people with horrible diets who don't exercise and not one of them has cancer.

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