1-in-3-odds

1 in 3 Will Suffer From Cancer

The latest cancer awareness advert on TV compares the odd of event happening in our lifetime, such as becoming an astronaut or tripping when we are texting. It ends with the figures of our...

The latest cancer awareness advert on TV compares the odd of event happening in our lifetime, such as becoming an astronaut or tripping when we are texting. It ends with the figures of our chances of getting cancer, which averages across genders as 1 in 3, but the risk is slightly more in men. (1 in 2 for men, and 1 in 3 for women). The full advert can be seen here:

This advert suggests that there is nothing we can do to prevent cancer development. It compares it to events which we have no control over like getting stuck in a lift. After watching it, it gives the feeling that all we can do is donate to treating cancer, in case we do develop it. After all 1 in 3 is a very high odd, and using those statistics  a number of our friends and relatives will end up with cancer even if we don’t! But, unlike getting trapped in a lift, we can heavily influence our personal risk of cancer.

 

Reducing Cancer Risk

It is impossible to identify what exactly causes someone’s cancer, as it is most probably due to a wide range of factors at play. In fact, our bodies may make cancer cells all the time, but we have the correct biological mechanisms in place to induce apoptosis (cell death) in them before they spread.
There are a number of factors which are known  to increase the risk of developing cancer, these include:
  • Little or no exercise
  • Little or no fruit and vegetables in your diet
  • Heavily processed foods/ fast foods/ pre-prepared meals (such as microwave meals)
  • Foods high in sugars
  • Smoking

By minimising the above items in your life, your chance of developing cancer will dramatically drop

 

Origin of Cancer

Cancer is a modern disease, something which has developed from the artificial modern lifestyle. It is non-existent in animals which live naturally, and so the to avoid developing cancer eat and live as natural as possible.
Developing cancer is not something which is down to chance, it is a result of diet and lifestyle choices.
Image courtesy of Lee Morley

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