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Cancer Prevention

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Few words can inspire fear like, “You have cancer.”

And with good reason. Cancer’s ominous reputation is well deserved.  It is the 2nd leading cause of death (more than 600,000 deaths per year) and over 1.8 million people a year in the US are diagnosed with cancer.

And, unfortunately, cancer rates have increased over 25% in the last few decades and the CDC predicts the number of people with cancer will increase an additional 49% by 2050.

However, if you’re concerned about your risk for cancer, maybe you have a family history or you are a cancer survivor, it is important to know that there are remarkably effective ways to prevent cancer.

How to Prevent Cancer

It’s probably no surprise to you that a healthy lifestyle is helpful in preventing cancer. But you may be surprised at how powerful your choices are in lowering your risk of cancer.

One study showed that those who were able to optimized at least 5 measures of health were 58% less likely to die of cancer than those who only had one or less good health measures.

Contact HealthspanMD™ in Phoenix, Arizona if You Want to Prevent Cancer

If you want to lower your risk for cancer, it’s time to talk to our team. HealthspanMD™ specializes in working with people like you to provide a personalized, comprehensive, and connected care approach to lowering the risk of cancer, stroke, heart disease, dementia, and early death – focusing on the ten most powerful factors for preventing stroke – which we call the Healthspan-10™

  1. Normal blood pressure
  2. Normal blood sugar levels
  3. Healthy cholesterol levels
  4. Healthy body weight or body composition
  5. Healthy nutrition
  6. Regular physical activity
  7. Avoid toxins such as tobacco and excess alcohol
  8. Restorative sleep
  9. Manage stress
  10. Stay connected – socially and to your purpose

Call our offices in Phoenix, Arizona for an appointment today.

Dr. Robert Todd Hurst, MD, FACC, FASE has extensive experience in treating patients with who want to lower their risk for future stroke. He established HealthspanMD™ to help patients live long, healthy, and vital lives. He brings over 25 years of experience at respected institutions such as the Mayo Clinic and the Banner Heart Institute. With over 50 peer-reviewed publications and over 100 delivered educational presentations, he continues to be an active part of advancing heart health and providing leading-edge care for his patients.

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