Cancer Risk & Prevention

We know that 1 out of 9 or some say, 1 out of 8 women will develop breast cancer.

Then 1 out of 7 men will develop prostate cancer.

Hormonal cancers are more common than colon cancer which is 1 in 14 men who get colong cancer and then it is 1 in 16 women who get colon cancer. It sure seems that there is more people with colon cancer recently or that we are coming in contact with then.

Lung Cancer usually is from smoking. Sometimes it is from radon. Radon could be a crack in your basement floor. You can obtain free test kits. Contact you local American Lung Office.

Reducing Your Cancer Risk:

I remember the licopene study to reduce prostate cancer, breast and colon cancer. My husband was a person who at ketchup every day, or almost every day. I use to tease him and say that I will bury him with a bottle of ketchup and peanut butter. Those are his two mantas.  One year one of my pharmacy students gave me a book to read on peanuts. Did you know they have a mold that can cause cancer? I ended up buying a copy of the book, have partially read it. I just don’t have time to complete it know.

Cruciferous vegetables are thought to help reduce breast cancer. They would say eat your cabbage, broccoli, and kale. Broccol and brussel spouts are suppose to be good as well. Sulforaphane has been found to stop the growth of at least cultured human breast cancer cells that lead to cell death.

The jury is out on the  consumption of cruciferous vegetables, as it applies to colon and prostate cancer.

In the mean time back at the ranch, you may want to eat cruciferous vegetables: cabbage, broccoli, kale (unless you have some thyroid issues; talk to your endocrinologist), and tomato based products.