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Your odds of getting cancer are 1 in 3

According to this video if you are a woman your odds of getting cancer are 1 in 3. For real!?

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That's really good, I think. As you get older, your odds reach 100%, so this means that nothing else will kill you first...
I guess that could be true, but there are more questions that need to be asked:

What are the odds of getting a malignant cancer?
What are the odds of having a treatable cancer?


Seems to me this PSA is saying:

We're famous and aren't we cute and funny? Support us in our efforts to prevent cells from dividing!

I'm sorry, I just really hate poorly done statistics. And the culture of celebrity that makes anything more believable because a famous person says it.
Well, I now know three women diagnosed with breast cancer. A friend was 28 at her diagnosis (she is now 30), my mother is 63 (diagnosed three weeks ago), and my almost-mother-in-law was 65 at her diagnosis (in January).


I know many others that have had cancer of some type, but these three women are all exceedingly close to me (I speak to them daily).


Women are susceptible to breast cancer because of hormones (and the lack thereof) and that risk goes up the older we get.


Also, uterine and cervical cancer are prevalent in younger women, usually those who have had at least one child. Again, it appears to be a hormone thing. A friend of one of my employees just hit the surgery lottery - she has to have a partial hystorectomy, which means no more periods, but she gets to keep her ovaries, so no early menopause, and she can still have sex (and the desire to do so) without the risk of getting pregnant, only a month waiting period after surgery. Her husband, who got snipped a month ago, isn't as amused as she is ;)

I think this woman is 30-32.


I'm looking into partial hysterectomy and from what I read, even if you keep your ovaries they mostly sorta shrivel up and die and you go through early menopause anyway, just not as severe. I'll probably still do it.
Michael was told by an MD he worked with that if you live long enough, you will get arthritis and cancer.
Couple people here beat me to it. Essentially, if you can live long enough, you're going to get cancer. It seems to be the one thing that'll get around to everyone if they let it.

But also, let his video or group cite its sources. Just because I can make a video that tells you you're gonna be likely to get cancer, where'd I get that info? If I have an agenda, I may have just pulled it outta my ass, or used statistics to get what I want. Granted, it might be a fact, but don't believe it until you can find it.

But at Gargoylettelc said, if you can stand to outlive everything else, cancer will find you, eventually. It just needs time and circumstance.