DO YOU WANT TO DIE FROM CANCER?

No? Are you sure? Do you smoke? Do you drink too much? Do you eat correctly? Do you exercise? Well, guess what? A report by the Harvard School of Public Health stated that nearly 70% of ALL cancer deaths can be attributed to smoking, eating and drinking habits and a sedentary lifestyle. Only 2% is attributable to environmental pollution and 10% to genetics. They indicated that , " the message is that people have much more control over whether they become a cancer victim or not than they realize. An awful lot of this disease is how we live our lives." So unless you were born in Chernobyl to the Bride of Frankenstein, decide now how you want to die. I mean, I have to address this directly when I sit with a client. If smoke is coming out both ears, liquor is drooling all over the mouth and the TV remote has grafted into the hand, the first thing I'm thinking about is estate planning.

CANCER: (1997) A cure for cancer is apparently not around the corner. Doctors have found the rate of cancer deaths actually rose an average of 0.3 percent per year between 1975 and 1994, compared with a 0.1 percent rise from 1950 to 1975. It peaked in 1991 and is apparently declining a bit because fewer people have been smoking in recent years.

Most notably, when comparing younger and older cancer victims, they discovered that the death rates for people 55 and older has increased by 15 to 20 percent even as the death rate among people under 55 has decreased by about 25 percent.

Lastly about 80% of most cancer is preventable- diet , exercise, staying out of the sun, etc.