Editor’s note: Dr. Sanjay Gupta has been following former CNN correspondent Miles O’Brien’s recovery after the amputation of O’Brien’s left arm. On July 12 and 13, O’Brien is participating in the 300-mile Less Cancer Bike Ride from Port Huron to Mackinac, Michigan. Follow CNN for more on his story.


(CNN) — I’m tired of being surrounded by cancer. Over the past two years, I lost my sister, my mother and nearly lost my girlfriend to breast cancer and its complications.
It’s an epidemic, and it seems we all just accept that as fact. I think it’s high time we said: enough.
My lifelong friend Bill Couzens has been similarly affected by cancer. He has made it his life’s mission to change the way we think about this dreaded disease.

It’s a different way of fighting a war on cancer: Instead of focusing on treatments, drugs and experimental surgeries, it looks at what is going on in our environment and what we are eating, and considers what role those factors might play in the cancer epidemic.

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