Cancer Prevention & Treatment May Be the Same Thing

Cancer Prevention & Treatment May Be the Same Thing
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Breast cancer can take decades to develop, so early detection via mammogram may be too late.

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The breast cancer you may feel one day as a lump in the shower may have started 20 years before. We now suspect that all the epithelial cancers—breast, colon, lung, pancreas, prostate, ovarian—the ones that cause the vast majority of cancer deaths—may have been growing for up to 20 years or more. By the time it’s picked up, it may have already been growing, maturing, scheming, for years— acquiring hundreds of new survival-of-the-fittest mutations to grow even quicker, better undermine our immune system. So-called “early detection,” like by mammogram, is really, really, really late detection.

People are considered “healthy” until they show symptoms; but if we’ve been harboring a malignancy for 20 years, we may feel all right, but we haven’t been. So, many people who do the right thing and improve their diet in hopes of preventing cancer may very well, at that very moment, be treating it, as well. Cancer prevention and treatment may sometimes be the same thing.

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Below is an approximation of this video’s audio content. To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video.

The breast cancer you may feel one day as a lump in the shower may have started 20 years before. We now suspect that all the epithelial cancers—breast, colon, lung, pancreas, prostate, ovarian—the ones that cause the vast majority of cancer deaths—may have been growing for up to 20 years or more. By the time it’s picked up, it may have already been growing, maturing, scheming, for years— acquiring hundreds of new survival-of-the-fittest mutations to grow even quicker, better undermine our immune system. So-called “early detection,” like by mammogram, is really, really, really late detection.

People are considered “healthy” until they show symptoms; but if we’ve been harboring a malignancy for 20 years, we may feel all right, but we haven’t been. So, many people who do the right thing and improve their diet in hopes of preventing cancer may very well, at that very moment, be treating it, as well. Cancer prevention and treatment may sometimes be the same thing.

Please consider volunteering to help out on the site.

Image thanks to the American Roentgen Ray Society

Doctor's Note

For more on the connection between diet and cancer, check out these videos:
From Table to Able: Combating Disabling Diseases with Food
Is It the Diet, the Exercise, or Both?
Which Dietary Factors Affect Breast Cancer Most?
Phytates for Rehabilitating Cancer Cells
Improving on the Mediterranean Diet

And be sure to check out my other videos on cancer and diet

For more context, also see my associated blog posts: Breast Cancer Survival & SoyBreast Cancer & DietMushrooms for Breast Cancer Prevention; and Go Nuts for Breast Cancer Prevention.

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