• Anyone have cancer after living a healthy lifestyle. Perhaps following a nutrition plan or diet or being vegetarian or vegan.

    Asked by RickT1953 on Wednesday, July 25, 2012

    Anyone have cancer after living a healthy lifestyle. Perhaps following a nutrition plan or diet or being vegetarian or vegan.

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    • nancyjac's Avatar

      Of course. Cancer doesn't limit itself to those with bad health habits. And being vegetarian or vegan doesn't guarantee a healthy life style in any case.

      over 4 years ago
    • FreeBird's Avatar

      I think Steve Jobs was a vegetarian. I don't know if he ate healthy or not. I guess you could eat Oreo cookies all day and still be a vegetarian.

      Unfortunately, you can do everything right, live in an ideal environment, and still get hit with cancer. There are people with lung cancer who never smoked a day in their lives. Of course, we're exposed to all sorts of off-gassing just sitting in our cars or in front of the computer.

      I definitely think diet has a big impact on cancer, though.

      over 4 years ago
    • RickT1953's Avatar

      Yeah, I think there are many factors. Many of my friends believe the right combination of food, vitamins and supplements will do the trick but every case or person seems to be unique. Can't say I buy into the idea it's chance or random or even necessarily genetic either though I understand many in the medical community see it that way. There's zero indicents on both sides of my genetic line.

      about 4 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      A very good friend of mine developed a brain tumor and died after about 6 months of treatment. We were in a band together, after playing late into the night, we would all stop and have a greasy cheesburger on the way home, he would have a salad, or just say "no, I'll have popcorn when I get home". He walked daily, or worked out at the gym, didn't drink, didn't smoke, was an all around great guy, good father, husband, the kind you don't expect anything but great things from. Then one day it started with a headache at work, and went down hill from there.

      about 4 years ago
    • Alyce's Avatar

      They say everyone has cancer cells. It's what triggers it to take off is the multi million dollar question. I personally believe that mine was caused by stress. NO history of ANY cancer in my family. But the last year I had a job that was not right for me, very stressful and I believe that was a major contributor to it.

      about 4 years ago
    • MichaelV's Avatar

      Stress all by it self will kill you quicker that anything else. It affects your whole system.

      about 4 years ago

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