Posted by Bill Couzens
A look back
Less Cancer picked as a Huff Post pick
Bill Couzens asking for a World of Less Cancer
Good post Amy Swift!
There are many opportunities to eliminate unnecessary and preventable environmental exposures that either are suspected and or known to be linked to cancer.
Never before have we had more cancer.
This year 1.4 million people will be hearing the devastating news that they to have cancer.
Scientist tell us that 70-80% of all cancer is linked to the environment (as opposed to heredity); meaning that most all cancer comes from outside of our bodies. This of course reflects some behaviors to include smoking.
However, cancer is not an unlucky roll of the dice, but rather is manufactured.
Everyday more than 1,500 men, women and children die of cancer in the U.S.
This year two classrooms of children and or approximately 46 school children every school day in this country will be diagnosed with cancer.
I think it can be different, I think we can have a world of less cancer.
But beyond what I think- there is sound science and data that suggests it can be different. There can be less cancer.
While the cure can never be underestimated-we must expand our view of cancer to include prevention.
There are things we can do in our own homes, schools and work to remove and or reduce those everyday items we assume are safe.
We are in a place where all of us can make change with the choices we make.