Broccoli. Garlic. Bok choy. Onions. Cabbage. Soy. Tumeric. Raspberries. Blueberries.
Want to know what these foods have in common? They're sited as cancer fighting foods in multiple books that I've perused since my diagnosis. And you know what? This pisses me off.
Why would a list of foods piss me off? THOSE ARE FOODS I EAT. All the time. Broccoli is on the table around here 3-4 times a week, if not more in the winter. Onions and garlic? I can't cook anything without onions and garlic. Lots of garlic. Raspberries and blueberries are a winter staple as well because we can get them frozen. Cabbage? Soy? Tumeric? Yep, those frequent my plate as well. Other foods like squashes I eat all the time too.
I guess it once again leaves me baffled as to WHY. Unfortunately, I don't think the why is something anyone can tell us. My surgeon attributed it to bad luck. That's damn bad luck, man. Some might say that they whys don't matter, I should deal with the here and now. Perhaps if I didn't have young children who are now at a huge risk for colorectal cancer, I wouldn't think about the whys so much. What can I tell them, besides to start getting colonoscopies in their 20s, to help them protect themselves?
That's just one of the many things I think about on a regular basis.