Lifestyle, diet, exercise, and cancer

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) has recently issued a new “booklet” (it’s about 90 pages in length) entitled, The Science of Living Well, Beyond Cancer.

We should be clear that this booklet is not specifically about preventing or living well with prostate cancer. It applies more generally to all forms of cancer. And while, on the one hand, we are becoming much more knowledgeable about the relationships between diet, exercise, lifestyle, and other such factors, and the risk for cancer, it must be remembered that

… we see cases all the time where [patients] takes great care of themselves and [seem] in otherwise excellent health … yet they still get cancer.

So … for those who are interested in optimizing relevant aspects of their lifestyle, their diet, etc., in the hope that they can either prevent a diagnosis of cancer or “live as well as possible” after such a diagnosis, we would recommend this booklet as a good introduction to the subject.

On the other hand, we still know remarkably little in detail about the ways that our day to day lives can impact our risk for any form of cancer over a lifespan of 60+ years. So this booklet can offer no guarantees … nor should any be expected.

The booklet can be downloaded for free as a PDF file from the PCF web site or you can order a physical copy of the booklet (also for free). To take advantage of either of these options, just click here.

One Response

  1. Interesting but not surprising. The benefits of reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum) have been touted in scientific as well as anecdotal studies since at least 2008.

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