Americans seem very afraid of cancer. Much of this fear is legitimate. Cancer is a significant cause of death. Unlike other causes, it often seems to come out of nowhere. It’s the “silent killer”.
But evidence increasingly argues that cancer may be preventable, too. Unfortunately, this has inflamed as much as it has assuaged people’s fears.
Cancer prevention is the topic of this week’s Healthcare Triage.
This episode was adapted from a column I wrote for The Upshot. Links to references and further reading can be found there.