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Posted by Rick H. on November 05, 2000 at 13:44:36:

In Reply to: Re: cancer runs in family. can anyone help me with diet posted by Natalie on October 30, 2000 at 13:24:38:

: : Cancer runs in my family,my mum, uncle and all grandparents have died of it. Im 27,a smoker and starting to feel like I'm doomed. The more stressed I get about it, the more I smoke. I guess theres only so much I can do, and I suppose I'm being positive by looking for prevention now rather than a cure later on. I have improved my died significantly to include fruit,fish and salad on a daily basis as well as swimming 3/4 times a week. Are there and specific nutritional supplements or additional sorts of food that anyone can recommend?

: : Hope this doesnt seem trivial, as I know there are a lot of people reading this who are in a bad way.

: : Thanks in advance

: : Julian

: Julian,
: Do whatever it takes but QUIT SMOKING! ! !
: Did you know that 90% of lung cancer is caused by smoking, and with you family history of
: cancer you chances are increased even more.

: Good Luck!
: Natalie

Yes, I agree. Thanks Natalie for expressing that. It is best to stop smoking, too. I must mention that as well as the dietary changes that we have discussed previously. From what I have read, some researchers feel that approximately 20 to 30 percent of all cancers have been contributed by cigarette smoking. (That is, in the United States - I'm not sure of the percentage in other countries.)

For a lot of people it is extremely difficult to quit, as most of you know, because smoking is a habit and highly addictive. When you quit smoking, you might want to substitute that bad habit with good habits. When you have the urge to smoke, try an exercise plan and healthy dietary changes that make you feel good.

Envision how healthy you'll be and share that with others (instead of feeling doomed). Take charge of your life, and statistically with these lifestyle improvements, you will have a much less chance in getting cancer.

Rick H.

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