Laurettas wrote:Seems to me that we have an abundance of examples showing that statement is quite inaccurate--at least from the perspective of getting exams. Colon cancer is ceasing to be merely an old person's disease and we need to work hard to find the reason so many young people are getting it.
"Some will win
some will lose
some were born
to sing the blues..."
Laurettas wrote: That is scary. Something is different than it was 20 or 30 years ago and I think we need to find out what it is.
CRguy wrote:..BUT agree we need to be getting into why ANYONE gets ANY cancer at ANY age..100 % on board with that.
is it preventable? I think not. That's the one word that bugs me somewhat.
Just to be clear, I don't think it's just a matter of lifestyle, like if everyone ate well and exercised, there would be no colon cancer. There are just too many examples of that not being the case. But I do think it can be a factor for some people. More likely though, there's a combination of factors. And given how cancer rates have grown, just as our exposure to toxicity has grown, it seems like that's a likely source of trouble. We're all exposed to these toxins, but we don't all get cancer, so there must be more too it, but I think ultimately it rests largely in factors outside our control - environmental and genetic. Still, after my Dad was diagnosed I definitely started paying more attention to my diet and my exercise. I've always been an active person, but not in an organized, consistent way. Once my Dad was dignosed I got serious about watching what I eat and putting exercise on my calendar so I don't put it off. Will it help? I guess there's no way to really know. I can't travel both paths at once.My concern lies with the fact that it is being promoted, just like Hannah said, that the younger occurrences are primarily from bad diet and no exercise.
Ktwirls wrote:Am I the only one who feels this applied to colorectal cancer promotes to people that it is our fault we got it and we are cured from it. Is this tag line used for other cancers?
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