11 doctors weighed in:
If you cannot 100% prevent cancer. Why should you change your diet and lifestyle?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Better quality life.
Very few things, if any, are 100%, but if a healthy diet and lifestyle are followed, the quality of life is much improved.
In addition, a strong resistance to cancer, heart disease, and many other debilitating diseases. Over time, this makes a big difference in how a person feels and what a person can do, no matter how old that person becomes.

In brief: Better quality life.
Very few things, if any, are 100%, but if a healthy diet and lifestyle are followed, the quality of life is much improved.
In addition, a strong resistance to cancer, heart disease, and many other debilitating diseases. Over time, this makes a big difference in how a person feels and what a person can do, no matter how old that person becomes.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Dr. Joseph Woods
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Sooner or later, everyone gets cancer unless they die of something else (which can be old age). But you'd like to delay it. Most important is smoking cessation, breast self-exam, control of hepatitis B & C if present, and colonoscopy if you're at risk. Dr. Woods is right overall -- I'm less impressed with diet and exercise for cancer prevention than for overall well-being. It's your life.
Dr. Leroy Fleischer
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Do what you can do
Look at the casino industry.
...They take a 3% house odds advantage and turn it into millions of dollars! anything that you can do to reduce your odds, like quitting smoking, is to your advantage. Don't forget, the health benefits also cross over to cardiovascular health, lung health, etc!

In brief: Do what you can do
Look at the casino industry.
...They take a 3% house odds advantage and turn it into millions of dollars! anything that you can do to reduce your odds, like quitting smoking, is to your advantage. Don't forget, the health benefits also cross over to cardiovascular health, lung health, etc!
Dr. Leroy Fleischer
Dr. Leroy Fleischer
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Dr. Colin Kerr
I have reviewed 14 major observational studies of the effects of a healthy lifestyle which show that 5 habits (no cigarettes, 5 servings of fruits & vegetables, 10 minutes of relaxation, a BMI < 30, and 150 minutes of exercise a week) can reduce cancer (all types) by 40%. That is a preetty significant reduction.
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