CANCER STINKS! Can you believe there are over 1.6 million new diagnosis yearly with over 500k people dying from this awful disease?
Today I want to share a personal story of how cancer has impacted my life, as well as how we can join together to strategize how to beat cancer!
Some of the most common cancers that I hear about often, and have had my loved ones, family, and friends impacted by are:
- Breast Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Colon Cancer
CANCER – DEFEATING THIS DISEASE INTO THE FUTURE
The year was 1995. I lost my father due to colon cancer at the young age of only 53. This event has impacted my life in many ways. In fact, it is what ultimately led to the inspiration behind Sweet Life Fitness.
But it started before 1995. It was really 1993 when I first learned about his diagnosis. Seeing the decline from 1993-1995 of my father was the worst.
I often think back on what could have been done differently. Could there have been a chance to catch this earlier? What caused this in the first place?
Well, as much as we want to try and figure out the past, unfortunately there is nothing we can do. I often think back to The Lion King movie, where Simba is getting schooled by Rafiki on not focusing on the past, but what you can do in the future.
See more about the story and my thoughts on Cancer in today’s video. Keep in mind, when it comes down to losing my father from cancer over 20 years ago, I have taken more of an aggressive “go-getter” approach in trying to do everything in my control to live as healthy as I can within my “Sweet Life”.
Improving Patient Outcomes – Why Tempus Wins with Personalized Cancer Treatment
One item of general concern that I had with my father was ensuring that, although I lost him, that there would be opportunity for learning from the past. Why should others have to suffer?
Something, using technology, that would allow benefit to future people thanks to the key learning, and data capture, of those who came before. This is where Eric Lefkofsky and his team at Tempus is redefining patient outcomes. Gather more data, use the technology and tools necessary, and allow physicians to improve patient outcomes.
What can WE do Today for Cancer?
With more and more obstacles thrown at our daily life, it will take a continued and real focus!
Computers, sedentary lifestyles, and new chemicals introduced into our life daily will be the obstacles to hop over. A few focus areas I will have now and forever are:
- Eating correctly
- Drinking enough water
- Exercising daily (even on rest days…do yoga or light walking)
- Staying POSITIVE and laughing
- Spending time with those I love
Today is your day – let’s take the best steps to live our SWEET LIFE