WHAT’S MY RISK OF DEVELOPING CANCER?
One in two men and one in three women will develop cancer in their lifetime. This shocking statistic is a realisation that something is not quite right with the way we are living our lives and also the way our healthcare system manages and advises people with this disease.
In addition statistics show that misdiagnosis of cancer cases can be as high as 28%, or up to 40,000 patients a year are misdiagnosed.1 It appears that in certain countries like the UK, a third of cancer sufferers are dying within a year of being diagnosed, because too many cases are missed by the medical system (the responsibility here being the GPs failing to pick up critical symptoms)2 Particular cancers which are hard to diagnose, being pancreas, lung, leukaemia, brain and stomach are diagnosed initially in the Emergency Room, which proves often fatal for the patient.3
We need to have a system in place whereby we can assess our cancer risk more effectively than what the medical system provides already. There are two approaches one can use and you can use the two approaches together, for added reassurance.
- Conventional medicine approach
- Functional Medicine approach
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- Physicians Misdiagnose at an Alarming Rate.” National Center for Policy Analysis. National Center for Policy Analysis, 08 May 2013.