Tuesday, July 28, 2009

One Word: Prevention

Tanning beds now join the top cancer-causing risk category, keeping company with asbestos, arsenic and cigarettes as a known carcinogen. One word: PREVENTION.

I drew the short straw of genetics when it came to my cancer. If there had been a known cause (there isn't), I would have done everything in my power to prevent it. So, I have to ask -- if you wouldn't work in a building with asbestos or smoke cigarettes -- you have to ask yourself why are you still tanning when you know it is a high-risk for causing cancer?

1 in 2 men, and 1 in 3 women will have cancer in their lifetime. Think of how much better those statistics could be if we all worked to prevent it through our actions. 30% of cancers are preventable. Are you doing your part?

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  1. So glad you mentioned tanning beds -- I am always baffled when I see girls, especially young ones, tanning. It's funny how many people don't believe me when I mention that it can up the chances for cancer. There's a reason I call tanning salons "cancer stores"!

  2. Very well said. Anyone who has had cancer would gladly do whatever to avoid the experience a second (or third, or fourth) time.


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