I am a Cancer Survivor.
In January 2016 I had part of my colon removed. Followed by six months of Chemotherapy. I have since been given a clean bill of health by my Surgeon, Oncologist and Urologist.
Don't leave it too late to get tested. Take heed of the warnings in this article from CANSA.
You can read the full article if you Click Here. Warning - Cancer is Scary Stuff.
7 May 2019 – During June, CANSA reinforces the message of its 365 Day Health Challenge campaign, that individuals have the power to lower cancer risk by making healthy lifestyle choices.
Most people are not aware that drinking any type of alcohol (even in small amounts) increases the cancer risk.
CANSA highlights the toll that alcohol takes on bodies and how it affects those around them.
Elize Joubert, CANSA CEO, states, “Alcohol consumption is associated with significant public health and safety problems, including causing a number of cancers.”
“In 1988 alcohol was declared a cancer causing agent to humans by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and in 2007 and 2009, these findings were confirmed.
There’s strong evidence that alcohol causes cancers of the colon, rectum, breast, mouth, pharynx, larynx, liver and oesophagus.
And there’s also mounting evidence that heavy drinking might be linked to cancer of the pancreas (Cancer Research UK 2016).
Furthermore evidence suggests that drinking alcohol causes stomach and breast cancer in pre-menopausal women.
Alcohol can cause weight gain which also increases cancer risk. In South Africa, alcohol is considered to be the most widespread and harmful drug of abuse.” Read the Whole Article.