Sunday, November 09, 2008

Cancer — a major fear‏

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the US and Canada. There are nearly 1.5 million new cases of cancer diagnosed each year and nearly 550,000 individuals who die from cancer each and every year in the US alone. There is nothing that concerns my patients more than the concern that they may develop cancer. Since President Nixon declared war on cancer, the health care community has spent billions every year in research only to see cancer rates and deaths increase year after year.

The next several Health Nuggets will address the potential cause of cancer and give you a better understanding of the strategies necessary to decrease your risk of developing cancer. Even if you already have been diagnosed with cancer, you will be given direction on what you can do to give yourself the absolute best chance of having victory over your cancer. It is certainly a subject that interests us all.

Source: Dr. Strand Health Nuggets (