If there was a mere 1% reduction in the incidence of U.S. cancer mortality (e.g. lung, colon, breast, leukemia, pancreatic, brain), researchers estimate that this would save between $230-$308 BILLION dollars each year due to productivity losses and caregiving.
That large figure doesn’t even include the amount we would save in treatment costs.
Additionally, by living an anti-cancer lifestyle, you are also reducing your risk of heart disease and diabetes. The cost savings from lower rates of these chronic diseases would likewise not be puny.
Even if living an anti-cancer lifestyle only lowers the risk of dying from cancer by a “Mini-Me” 1%, it sure seems like it would be worth the investment to make this a national agenda to teach folks how to:
- Eat anti-cancer foods
- Exercise 150 minutes each (i.e. walking)
- Practice stress reduction activities