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Jul 22, 2013 9:15 AM by Marissa Torres

Cancer prevention

When it comes to cancer survival, experts say prevention trumps treatment. Many people don't realize that their lifestyle choices have a big impact on their risk of getting the big "c".

Leaders in medicine and science strongly express a need for a new emphasis on prevention. Only around 232 million dollars is being spent on prevention; while more than 3 billion is being spent for treatment.

For the American Cancer Society, prevention is top of mind because it believes eating habits are vital.

As far as obesity and lack of physical activity - there are about a dozen different cancers related to this epidemic. What you eat could also have a big impact.

"There are many nutrients and targeted therapies for instance that can restore the ability of cancer cells to die normally ...garlic, turmeric, which gives curry it's yellow color... broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage."

As far as treatment goes, some doctors are incorporating diet, music, and sound wave treatments in addition to the standards like chemotherapy and radiation.

 

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