Because my father died almost 25 years ago from an especially preventable form of cancer, melanoma, I have become especially sensitive to the sound of that word, cancer. Unfortunately, since then my extended family has had additional reasons to loath the word. Recently cancer has hit even closer to home.
While cancer has always been with us, cancer rates seem to be increasing. As best as we can tell, many cancers are dependent on lifestyles and environmental factors. In simple language, they are the result of choices we have individually made or situations we have created for others. We are doing it to ourselves. As disturbing as that may sound, this is actually good news because that means WE CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!
My daughter - as usual - has a few suggestions.