In the journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, Gapstur et al published a comprehensive review of modifiable risk factors for cancer, which serves as a blueprint for the primary prevention of cancer.
A 2019 study by Stump and Spring published in the journal Cancer, indicated that certain physicians who care for patients with cancer do not often promote healthy lifestyle changes to cancer survivors, and they may fear that providing such advice would distress or overwhelm patients.
A meta-analysis by Holt-Lundsted et al, published in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science, reports that loneliness or social isolation contribute to illness and premature death rates comparable or higher than obesity or smoking 15 cigarettes a day.
A study by psychologists David Hauser and Norbert Schwarz found that the ubiquitous use of war metaphors when referring to cancer may do more harm than good.
A review by Pekmezi and Wahnefried, published in the journal Acta Oncologica, finds that a growing body of evidence suggests that diet and exercise behaviors and body weight status influence health-related outcomes after a cancer diagnosis.
A study by Anand et al, published in the journal Pharmaceutical Research, details the critical role of lifestyle behaviors in causing cancer.
Successful change comes in stages.
This seminal book inspired the creation of the Anticancer Lifestyle Program.
“I’m more centered in all the self-care aspects. Being more gentle to myself. Got a fit bit and am moving more. Meditating more. Continuing to choose love.”
“I have changed aspects of diet, stress, exercise and toxin exposure, too numerous to mention here. I am now more open to and actively pursuing change in support of my hoped-for, improved health outcomes and in allowing my body’s natural defenses to function well.”
“Two years after finishing the ACLP—I continue to do yoga, meditation, Reiki, Tai Chi, walking. Will not allow negative people near me. No longer watch any so-called “news”. Read every label on every single thing I buy. When not in use, I unplug my TV, Internet router, and cell phone. I say ‘thank you for my life’ every day.”