In addition to the usual practical steps (staying away from the obvious triggers – smoke, sun, pollution, rebalancing diet towards more fruits and vegetables, and exercise), adds a fourth one: stay ahead of your doctors.
Not quite sure that I agree with the ‘stay ahead’ aspect. Be informed yes, but hard to get ahead when our doctors have the benefit of their years of study and experience. Secondly, part of living with cancer is living, and that means doing as much stuff outside of one’s cancer identity as possible, and trying to become an expert, as Mark Dery noted, runs the risk of cancer metastasizing our life.
Love the closing quote:
A final word: if you do everything right, and still get cancer, don’t feel guilty. Blame biology. For cancer is a consequence of being many-celled, of living longer, and of the inherent changeability of our DNA.