The Voice of Health Care Workers in the Twin Cities
CULTURAL CHANGES NEEDED TO COMBAT CANCER by Patty Malloy, RN & Jack Smith, Ns& Student
Trying to find a cure for cancer in the laboratory and excluding the environmental influences is like trying to cure typhoid before improving sanitation. Cancer is much more than a medical problem. Cancer is a social, cultural disease. It is rooted in the polluted air and water; the tainted food, our unbalanced diets, lack of exercise and the extraordinary stresses of modern life, It was only through significant cultural advances that the great diseases of the past were wiped out. It must be the same with cancer.