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Preventing Cancer, This Week on Your Cancer Today(TM)

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- One-third of all cancers are attributable to poor diet and lack of exercise. This week, Your Cancer Today examines the evidence and provides tips for living a more healthy lifestyle.

Dr. Stan Wasbin, Medical Director, provides an overview of diet and cancer, including the fact that obesity increases the risk of the disease. On the positive side, eating five servings a day of fruits or vegetables decreases the risk of many cancers including: lung, colon, and esophagus.

An eight year study of more than 48,000 women found that the subjects that maintained a low-fat diet were 40% less likely to get ovarian cancer. (Low fat diet is defined as less than 20% of calories from fat). Dr. Ross L. Prentice of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center recommends that avoiding saturated fats and eating whole grains is the key to lowering the risk of getting cancer.

Dr. Sheila Forman, of the Your Cancer Today Medical Advisory Board, suggests that individuals develop a lifestyle plan and only change one habit at a time. "The best diets begin in the mind," Dr. Forman insists.

To preview a segment from Your Cancer Today (Season 3 Week 5), check the links below:

Dr. Ross L. Prentice of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Dr. Stan Wasbin-Diet and Cancer

Dr. Sheila Forman -- Developing a lifestyle plan

About Your Cancer Today (TM)

Now in its third season, Your Cancer Today is an international television show dedicated to providing unbiased and commercial-free information. Its mission is to help cancer patients and their families make informed decisions about treatment and recovery.

Each week, the host of the show, Don Baillargeon interviews the doctors and researchers that are leading the fight against cancer. Topics include: symptoms, early detection, breakthroughs, treatment options, risk factors, and prevention. The show features interviews with cancer survivors and their supporters. A complete listing of TV stations, cable and satellite systems that carry Your Cancer Today can be found at:

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