A study by Li et al, published in The BMJ (the British Medical Journal), found that a healthy lifestyle at mid-life is associated with longer life expectancy, free of chronic diseases, including cancer.
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.
Cancer will affect 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women in the United States, and the number of new cases of cancer is set to nearly double by the year 2050.