What’s Your Risk?

Your Dis­ease Risk from the Har­vard Cen­ter for Can­cer Pre­ven­tion guides you through short ques­tion­naires to judge your risk of var­i­ous kinds of can­cer, dia­betes, heart dis­ease, osteo­poro­sis and stroke.

I’m doing bet­ter than I thought. Bet­ter than I would have been a year ago, even. That’s large­ly thanks to the dietary changes curiousmay9 has helped me with.

Los­ing weight and increas­ing my activ­i­ty lev­el were the most com­mon changes sug­gest­ed to reduce the risk of var­i­ous con­di­tions, but I knew that.

It is a bit dis­con­cert­ing to be told that I should get my tubes tied or have a hys­terec­to­my in order to reduce my risk of ovar­i­an (and uter­ine? not sure now) can­cer. Since hav­ing more than one child and breast­feed­ing for more than a year reduce the risk of sev­er­al types of can­cer, that’s dis­cour­ag­ing. Of course, my body isn’t coop­er­at­ing with hav­ing anoth­er child, anyway.

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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