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Eating healthy, not a cure-all for cancer

I came across an article today regarding healthy lifestyle choices that cure and/or prevent cancer. The implied notion that cancer is primarily caused by environmental factors really irks me the wrong way. There are too many folks out there who toss around claims as if they’re selling a product to consumers. Obviously some lifestyle choices can really cause cancer, e.g. using tobacco products. However, in my case, my oncologist stated that origin remains unproven, but my cancer was likely tied to genetics. Eating twigs and berries would not have prevented it, nor would it have served as a suitable treatment in lieu of surgery and chemotherapy.

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Good morning

I’m tired, but in good spirits. My dinner was delicious last night. I can’t wait to get out of Dana-Farber today to visit with family. The number of patients younger than me has significantly increased since I first started treatment. This makes me feel more comfortable for some reason. Most of the patients are in their 40s to 60s. My weight has jumped up about 15lbs in 3 days- not that I worry about it- same as last time. The weight will come off by the end of next week. It makes me feel very sluggish. I think I might finally join a gym once I get of this treatment. I’m pretty much on a fitness hiatus, which means I could make substantial progress once I go back to my regular diet. A gym membership is probably what I need to finally put on some muscle weight.