Hearing your doctor say, “You have cancer” is a moment no one will ever forget.
But what if there was a way to help by not saying those words to you?
Some people will never escape a cancer diagnosis, it has been written in their genes from birth. But for many, there are steps we can take to help reduce cancer risk.
This is the topic of the new book, Control your risk of cancer, written by John White, MD, chief medical officer of WebMD.
The book, available in hardcover October 5, explores one of the biggest myths about cancer: that it’s mostly genetic, meaning you have no control over whether you get it. White explains how genes affect cancer risk, but makes it clear that the truth is that lifestyle and environment play a major role.
the control, which will be available nationwide in all major bookstores and online, discusses how you can assess your cancer risk, find out what tests you need to get and when you need to get them and understand how food, exercise and sleep affect your health.
“You have the power to lower your cancer risk, and this book will show you how easy it is,” Whyte says.