We've all heard that early detection is your best defense against it. Right? Make no mistake, early detection is the difference between life and death in most cases. Annual wellness visits with a primary care physician are critical to our maintaining good health for children, men, and women.

Multiple studies are showing that our diet and lifestyle choices are directly connected to some getting cancer. Scientists at the National Cancer Institute Division of Cancer Prevention say they have research from several sources (European Journal of Cancer 37(8), May 2001) showing that eating right has a huge payload.

When we eat whole grains, fiber, specific vegetables, and fruits we can protect our bodies against several types of cancers. Turns out cancer prevention isn’t about what you have to give up in your diet, but rather what you should add to it.

Here are 5 common cancer-fighting foods that anyone can incorporate into his or her diet starting today!

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