Cancer Avoidance
November 26, 2002


Longevity Index

The Most Common Cancers





Prostate 133.5 Breast 127.5
Lung & Bronchus 102.4 Lung & Bronchus 58.9
Colorectal 68.1 Colorectal 48.3
Urinary/Bladder 36.1 Corpus & Uterus, NOS 26.5
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 21.3 Ovary 16.1
Kidney & Renal Pelvis 17.3 Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 15.7
Oral Cavity & Pharynx 14.9 Thyroid 10.3
Leukemias 14.1 Pancreas 9.6
Melanomas 13.3 Leukemias 8.4
Pancreas 12.5 Cervix Uteri 8.3
Larynx 8.5 Kidney and Renal Pelvis 8.2
Brain & CNS 8.4 Melanomas 7.9
Esophagus 7.8 Urinary/Bladder 7.7
Stomach 7.7 Brain & CNS 6.3
Testis 4.9 Oral Cavity and Pharynx 5.4

    This is an interesting table.
    Some of these incidence rates are probably directly attributable to lifestyles, and are therefore largely avoidable. 

    Of course, it doesn't matter how improbable a cancer is if you happen to get it. But we'll want to know is how to maximize our odds of avoiding these killers.
    It's worth noting that the incidence of prostate cancer among Asian men is 1/10th to 1/20th as high as it is among U. S. men. Clearly, there are secrets there that we need to know. Many of these other cancers may be triggered by environmental insults. (One suggested possibility is that prostate cancer isn't listed as the primary cause of death in Asia as frequently as it is in Western nations.)

(To Be Continued)

    The following guidelines are derived from the Executive Summary delineating suggestions presented at a National Cancer Institute
Division of Cancer Prevention workshop in June, 2000.
    (I could imagine that the presenters at this conference would be officially horrified at the idea of recommending these "suggestions" to the lay public before it has been besprent with holy water by the official organs of the U. S. medical community speaking ex cathedra. At the same time, I would be surprised if the conference attendees aren't following these guidelines themselves, and recommending them to their friends and family members.)

Reducing the chances of prostate cancer:

The following links 
Diet Has No Effect on Recurrence of Colorectal Polyps

Q&A- The Polyp Prevention Trial and the Wheat Bran Fiber Study

Questions and Answers About Beta Carotene Chemoprevention Trials

Selenium Supplements Lower Incidence of Lung, Colorectal, and Prostate Cancers

Study in Finland Suggests Vitamin E Prevents Prostate Cancer

Protein Patterns in Blood May Predict Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

Obesity and Cancer

Summary on cancer risk from alcohol

Summary on cancer risk from diet

Artificial Sweeteners

Coffee Decaffeination Process and Cancer


Deodorants and Breast Cancer

Heterocyclic Amines in Cooked Meats

Melatonin may be protective against breast cancer. - Digest Page- The SELECT Prostate Cancer Prevention ...

Prostaglandins and inflammation. NSAID's.

The Role of Diet, Vitamins & Supplements

Garlic - How to use it

Vit. E and Selenium by Dr. Myers

Antioxidants - what are they

Lycopene and Tomatoes

Genistein - Is it all its made out to be?

Fat - What kinds are good and bad

Dietary Inhibitors of Prostate Cancer

Modified Citrus Pectin - A Study

Saw Palmetto - Both Sides

Mis-information About Diet and Supplements

Soy and Tofu

Herbs And Drugs- Never Mix, Never Worry

Graphfruit Juice - Caution Please

Herb-Drug Interactions - Mayo

Diabetes- Beware Chinese herbs

Healthnotes Newswire- Does Selenium Ward off Prostate Cancer-


WSJ Reverse Prostate Cancer

Rx.magazine | Prevention & Primary Care- Healthy Lifestyle, ...

Cancer Treatment Consultants

Cancer Information Network

Step by Step - Your Education

Watchful Waiting - When and Why