Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Why are all of my friends getting cancer?

Why are all of my friends getting cancer?

B. Jay Brooks, MD, FACP
This is a question I am asked constantly.  First of all, cancer is a common disease.  One in three of us will develop cancer in our lifetimes.  As we age and our population ages, cancer becomes more common.  We have also become much more open in our society, talking about cancer and talking about its treatments and its long term effects.  People are sharing more, which is good.   None of us are immune to the fear that a cancer diagnosis brings.  The recent media focus on actress Angelina Jolie’s prophylactic mastectomy points to how we are all affected regardless of fame or fortune.

It’s important to talk about what we can do to prevent us from getting cancer and how we can help each other when we are diagnosed with a cancer diagnosis.  Cancer is becoming a chronic disease and one that we will live with and many of us live with multiple cancers through the lifetime.   

To continue this discussion, join Dr. Brooks at a lunch presentation:

Cancer: All of my friends are getting it - WHY?
Presented by: Dr. B. Jay Brooks
Ralph & Kacco's Restaurant
Tuesday, May 28, 12:00 p.m.
$18.00 per person to cover lunch
Call 225-755-4984 to register or for more information.
Deadline to register: May 22, 2013

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