I just got an email from ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) about a survey on American understanding of Cancer Risk factors.
It is sort of interesting. One of the simplest things people can do to fight prostate cancer is to just lose weight. This works before and after diagnosis, but so few people are aware of it, or attempt to do much about it.
"Notably, less than a third of Americans (31%) realize that obesity is a risk factor for cancer, even though it is currently the second leading preventable cause of the disease. In fact, a higher body mass index is associated with increased risk of a number of cancers, including colon, breast, high grade prostate, and uterine cancers."
View the full set of National Cancer Opinion Survey findings: