Face It and Prevent It
For women in the United States there exists a slightly greater than one in three risk of developing cancer. The cancers most frequently afflicting women include breast, colon, endometrial, lung, cervical, and ovarian cancers. Knowing about these cancers and what you can do to help prevent them or find them early (when they are small and easier to treat), may help save your life.
Breast cancer, the most common cancer women may face can occur at any age. The risk increases with age. Certain factors predispose some women to a greater likelihood of having breast cancer than others. Risk factors include:
There is no way to know for sure if you will get ovarian cancer. Most women get it without being at high risk. However, several factors may increase a woman’s risk for ovarian cancer, including:
The most common uterine cancer is endometrial cancer. Treatment for uterine cancer works best when it is discovered early. Several factors which may increase the risk of uterine cancer:
Cancer is often unpredictable, but there are things everyone can do to help reduce cancer risk or improve the chance of beating the disease if it occurs. Lifestyle changes, including eating healthier and being more active, could prevent hundreds of thousands of cancer cases in the U.S. annually. Your diet is one of the most important factors under your control. Appropriate nutrients can help reduce your risk and help prevent it. And, if diagnosed, obtaining total nutrition support can positively improve treatment and help you live well after treatment.
DoWell Labs continues to work with many medical organizations to investigate the benefits of nutraceuticals on cancer treatment Studies to date have shown that total nutrition which includes special selenium yeast and natural fish oil (EPA+DHA) can help to maintain nutritional status, provide an anti-inflammatory effect and induce cancer cell apoptosis.
A.L, MS, RD