October 2011 Issue

Keeping Cancer at Bay with Diet

Cancer is stubborn; ask anyone who’s had it. You hope it’s gone for good and then it comes back. But thanks to advances in medicine and early detection, the future is much rosier than it used to be for cancer victims. The cancer death rate in this country has declined steadily since the 1990s. The overall survival rate for all cancers for five years is about 65 percent, even more for breast and prostate cancers. There are now over 12 million survivors in the U.S.—most looking at a variety of strategies to help keep cancer at bay. EN explores the latest science on lifestyle factors that help prevent cancer recurrence.

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