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What is the Genetic Risk of Cancer?

This year, more than 1 million Americans and more than 10 million people worldwide are expected to be diagnosed with cancer, a disease commonly believed to be preventable. Only 5-10% of all cancer cases can be attributed to genetic defects, whereas the remaining 90-95% have their roots in the environment and lifestyle. This statement is very important because looking to the human genome for solutions to most chronic illnesses, including the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, is overemphasized in today’s world.

We don’t know the cause of most cancer, but experts believe that about 10% of most cancer types are due to inherited gene changes. –

Cancer continues to be a worldwide killer, despite the enormous amount of research and rapid developments seen during the past decade. With all the billions spent there have been no appreciable differences in death rates for cancer that have been observed in the United States. Even after an additional quarter century of extensive research, researchers are still trying to determine whether cancer is preventable and are asking, “If it is preventable, why are we losing the war on cancer?” At the Cancer Killers makeover we will answer that question and give you the resources and lifestyle protocols to prevent cancer!

Your Genetic Risk of Cancer is Low

The fact that only 5-10% of all cancer cases are due to genetic defects and that the remaining 90-95% are due to environment and lifestyle provides major opportunities for preventing cancer.

The leading lifestyle risk factors are:

  • Tobacco
  • Alcohol
  • Diet
  • Infection
  • Obesity
  • Toxicity.

Diet, obesity, and metabolic syndrome are very much linked to various cancers and may account for as much as 30-35% of cancer deaths, indicating that a significant amount of cancer deaths can be prevented by modifying the diet.  At the Cancer Killers makeover we will show you the foods to avoid and the foods to consume to prevent cancer and eliminate this huge risk.

The Role of Exercise in Cancer Prevention

There is extensive evidence suggesting that regular physical exercise may reduce the incidence of various cancers. A sedentary lifestyle has been associated with most chronic illnesses. Physical inactivity has been linked with increased risk of cancer of the:

  • Breast
  • Colon
  • Prostate
  • Pancreas
  • Skin melanoma.

The increased risk of breast cancer among sedentary women due to lack of exercise has been associated with a higher levels of estradiol, lower concentration of hormone-binding globulin, larger fat masses, and higher insulin levels.

Physical inactivity can also increase the risk of colon cancer (most likely because of an increase in GI transit time, thereby increasing the duration of contact with potential carcinogens), increase the circulating levels of insulin, alter prostaglandin levels, depress the immune function, and modify bile acid metabolism. What does that mean? When you don’t exercise your body does not eliminate waste and your hormones do not function correctly. A reduction of almost 50% in the incidence of colon cancer was observed among those with the highest levels of physical activity. 

At the Cancer Killers makeover we will show you the types of exercise that have the greatest reduction in cancer risks that can be done in just minutes per day!

Knowing these healthy lifestyle protocols will significantly reduce your risks of cancer as much as 95% according to research. On October 24th at our event, Cancer Killers- A woman’s guide to wellness, we will be discussing the lifestyle changes your need to know to prevent or reverse cancer.