"Cancer Facts and Figures 2012" has a cover map of the United States showing the estimated number of new cases for each state. U.S. total: 1,638,910.

In 2012, about 577,000 Americans were expected to die of cancer, more than 1500 people a day...one of every four deaths.

The incidence of cancer is now 40 percent, one in two for males, and one in three for females.

Research findings from "The China Study" (2006) by T. Colin Campbell:

p. 54 "Foci development was almost entirely dependent on how much protein was consumed, regardless of how much aflatoxin was consumed!"

*Note: foci is the plural of focus, and in the dictionary's meaning #4, refers to the researchers' study of the little, microscopic cell clusters that can grow into tumors. Most do not, unless promoted.

p. 66 "The results of these, and many other studies, showed nutrition to be far more important in controlling cancer promotion than the dose of the initiating carcinogen."  ".....a pattern was beginning to emerge: animal-based food increased tumor development while nutrients from plant-based foods decreased tumor development.  In our large lifetime study of rats with aflatoxin-induced tumors, the pattern was consistent...."

So, fellow Americans, I believe that our personal nutrition choices can be the key to reversing, in 2013, the alarming statistics of 2012.

Besides, who wants to be a statistic?

                    Barbara Upton

                    Fountain