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Will 1 in 3 people in their lifetime get a cancer diagnosis?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
May be: Many cancers can be cured. It is more important to stay healthy and improve your risk for cancer. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.

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A 62-year-old male asked:

Is it somewhat true that about 1 in 3 people will get cancer sometime in their lives?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Just plain true: If you count little cancers that are not especially aggressive, it is higher. We cure a majority of even the bad ones nowadays, about 2/3. Cancer is hundreds of diseases and is inevitable as the genome becomes destabilized with the ongoing exposure to background mutagens. You can lower your risk in various ways and catch many tumors early.

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