“You have cancer.” Those are three words that no person in the world would ever want to hear from their doctor. Cancer is scary; it could even be deadly.

Nevertheless, still very few people have the initiative to have themselves checked for it. Little do they know, there's a 90% chance that one will survive it as long as they get diagnosed early.

Preventing it is very doable, but that comes with the condition that we know what to look out for.

So in this episode, we'll discuss that big C word and the many ways that we can stay away from it. Get valuable tips on how to proactively prevent cancer on today's podcast.

Why you need to check out this episode:

  • Learn about the recent statistics on cancer as well as the most common types of it and who is at risk of getting it;
  • Discover the most common risk factor that surrounds cancer; and
  • Find out how you can proactively prevent cancer just by knowing your family’s medical history.

“Cancer is a very umbrella term, but there are so many different cancers that we have to be worried about and concerned about that it’s never a size fits.” –Dr. Berry Pierre

Topics Covered:

00:00 – Today’s focus: Cancer prevention month, what that means, and why it is important for us / Discussion of preemptive measures against cancer

04:42 – Facts associated with cancer: The statistics for 2023, the most common cases of cancer in men and women, and who are more likely to have it

09:12 – Healthy habits for cancer prevention: Tips on diet, exercise, checkups, and lifestyle adjustments

14:58 – Environmental factors and cancer risk: Things in your surroundings that can put you at risk of getting cancer, and environmental issues that must be addressed by the government

19:20 – The role of genetics in cancer: The significance of knowing your family’s medical history in preventing cancer

24:02 – Episode wrap-up/Final note: Cancer prevention is important, and it is doable.

Notable Quotes:

“The CDC put out a report that said that cancer screenings for all kinds of cancer were behind because of the pandemic because less people were going to get their routine screening because less people are going to the physician for their routine checkups.” – Dr. Berry Pierre

“We know that a five-year survival rate is around 90% if we diagnose it [cancer] early. But unfortunately, we’re not diagnosing it early.”- Dr. Berry Pierre

“It’s one level to just get the regular checkup; it’s a whole another level to get the regular checkup and get the cancer-related screening based on age and gender.”- Dr. Berry Pierre

“If you don’t know how you can pick up these types of cancer, then how can you prevent it? …You can’t prevent what you don’t know is coming at you”– Dr. Berry Pierre

“I know it’s [cancer] a scary word, but we have to be proactive in our approach in trying to prevent it. That’s the name of the game.”– Dr. Berry Pierre

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