The 7 Stages Of Disease (Part 1)

Posted by : foongpc | Thursday, May 28, 2009 | Published in


Reading the newspaper the other day, I was depressed by the news that Farrah Fawcett, one of the original Charlie's Angels was fighting a losing battle with cancer. Read about it here.

It was already depressing to learn about Steve Job's battle with cancer a few months earlier, although sources close to him denied his current health problems have anything to do with cancer.

Cancer is a killer. My own brother-in-law died of colon cancer a few years back. At the time of diagnosis, he was already at Stage 4 where doctors said his chances of survival were slim.

Nobody likes to read depressing news and I am not going to depress you further with my post today. But, I am just very concerned that most people are largely ignorant about this disease.

Cancer doesn't just happen overnight. It takes years and years for cancer to develop. You don't wake up one morning and discover you have cancer!

Let me clue you in on this. It takes one year for a single cancer cell to become 12 cells. At that rate, it will take 6 years for cancer to be the size of a pencil point and about 10 years to even be detectable.

Most people will agree that cancer is a lifestyle problem. As you can see, it is not easy getting cancer. It takes years and years of health abuse to reach the cancer stage. But nowadays, the statistics are really frightening. 1 in 3 people will get cancer in their lifetime in USA. In Malaysia, it is 1 in 4 people. How can that be?

If you analyse how people live their lives nowadays, you will then understand why the rate of cancer cases is so high. If people continue to be ignorant, I won't be surprised that one day, 1 in 2 people will get cancer in their lifetime.

So what really is cancer cell? According to Harvey Diamond, the author of the book Fit For Life, a cancer cell is a normal cell so deranged by toxic substances that it loses contact with and is no longer controlled by the brain. It is literally been driven 'crazy' by poisoning and it is 'out there on its own'.

In his book, Harvey explained how cancer develops. I find it interesting and would like to share with you all here. Hopefully with this piece of information, you will be more aware and prevent cancer from happening in the first place.

Harvey divided the process of getting cancer in 7 stages. As you start to abuse your body and your health, you will progress from a totally vibrant health to Stage 1,2, 3 and so on until the final stage 7, which is the cancer stage.

In my next post, I shall share with you each and every stage. Stay tuned!


(42) Comments

  1. Anonymous

    Eat healthy, live healthy and forgive your foes! :)

    May 28, 2009 at 8:12 AM
  2. DC said...

    Scary diesease...

    May 28, 2009 at 8:35 AM
  3. TZ said...

    eating healthy food is important for us to survive ...

    I just don't know how to handle if i'm diagnose with this deadly diesease... :(

    May 28, 2009 at 10:07 AM
  4. fufu said...

    yeah... we need to have a frequent body check up... at least once a yr...

    May 28, 2009 at 10:33 AM
  5. khengsiong said...

    Cancer is certainly getting more common these days. Fortunately, it is not as deadly as it used to be.

    My mother had colon cancer too, but she had the tumor removed during early stage.

    May 28, 2009 at 10:56 AM
  6. lina said...

    everyone needs to take care of their health. Not only for prevention, but being aware and being pro-active on one's healt can lead to early detection of cancer which may save your life.

    May 28, 2009 at 11:25 AM
  7. HappySurfer said...

    Cancer can spread fast in certain cases. A friend first detected a pea-sized growth on one of her breasts and as she was overseas and with other family-related unavoidable activities when she came back, the growth grew to a size of a 10-sen coin. All this happened in just over a month!

    Luckily, she did not lose her breast but all her right hand lymph notes had to be removed just to check the disease. With proper diet and much positive thinking and support from family and friends, she is coming close to her fifth year of being clear.

    Early detection is key.

    Great post, Foong.

    May 28, 2009 at 12:41 PM
  8. Ayie said...

    This is a very interesting post Foong, thanks for sharing. I'll definitely check out for your next posts.

    Eat and live healthy, anything too less or too much is bad so we need to keep everything balanced.

    May 28, 2009 at 12:41 PM
  9. HappySurfer said...

    I read that dairy products are to be avoided in cancer cases so I asked a surgeon once when I had the chance. Surprisingly, he did not deny it but said something like there may be truth in that.

    Dairy products include milk, chocolate, yoghurt, milk shakes, cakes, etc.

    May 28, 2009 at 12:50 PM
  10. Che-Cheh said...

    Yes cancer has become so common nowadays. I've had families members who'd survived cancer and those that have not. :(

    Note to self: eat healthy & exercise(this is the lazy part).

    May 28, 2009 at 2:19 PM
  11. foongpc said...

    mei teng, you got that right - those are the ingredients to prevent cancer! : )

    DC, yes, you can say that again! The scariest of all diseases!

    TZ, yes eating healthy is key. But how many of us eat healthy when we eat out nowadays?

    May 28, 2009 at 2:21 PM
  12. foongpc said...

    fufu, annual medical check up is very important, but what I think is even more important is prevention.

    khengsiong, many survived cancer when they detected it early but in some cases, the victims continued their usual lifestyle and the cancer came back stronger.

    lina, you are right. prevention and being aware can definitely save lives : )

    May 28, 2009 at 2:25 PM
  13. foongpc said...

    happysurfer, yes there are cases when cancer cells spread fast. Your friend will really need to take care of her health and diet cos the cancer cells never really go away despite the surgery and medication. Her immune system has to be in tip top condition all the time throughout her life or else the cancer will return with a vengeance.

    Yes, regarding dairy products, it is not advisable for cancer patients to take them. However, this issue is controversial, as it has not been really proven, although some studies have proven them.

    I guess those big milk companies will try to cover this up as much as they can, so whatever research done by milk companies to prove that milk is not cancer causing shall not be trusted.

    I still drink milk once in a while. Not everyday. Besides, all those ads about drinking milk will help with osteoporosis are BS! Drinking too much animal milk will do the reverse actually.

    May 28, 2009 at 2:33 PM
  14. foongpc said...

    ayie, yes keep everything in moderation. I believe that too : )

    che-cheh, oh cancer runs in your family? You have to be careful then. Even more important for you to eat healthy and exercise! : )

    May 28, 2009 at 2:35 PM
  15. xin said...

    cancer is so common nowadays and it is not even funny anymore =/ hope to read yr next post soon!

    May 28, 2009 at 4:26 PM
  16. JL said...

    I'll read your future posts first before making further comments. :)

    May 28, 2009 at 4:34 PM
  17. .:: Ant ::. said...

    Sorry for this piece of bummer news. In many cases, the explosion of cancer cells doesnt take many years anymore. Yearly check ups are good but still risky as the time period has shortened to months.


    May 28, 2009 at 5:08 PM
  18. eastcoastlife said...

    I hope it is not too late for me to start eating healthy and living healthy now. :P

    May 28, 2009 at 7:07 PM
  19. eastcoastlife said...

    Thanks for the recommendation. I'll try to get this book.

    May 28, 2009 at 7:07 PM
  20. keeyit said...

    Less stress and relax are important. I need that..

    May 28, 2009 at 8:31 PM
  21. lina said...

    and don't forget to enjoy your life. Being too scared of getting sick is not a fun way to live.
    We live only once! (unless you believe in reincarnation) :D

    May 28, 2009 at 8:59 PM
  22. Ayie said...

    Lina thanks for that advice, I've always been scared to get sick and sometimes I feel paranoid about getting sick. It's not healthy and it depresses me. Somehow I overcome that already. =)

    May 28, 2009 at 11:58 PM
  23. heidi said...

    Cancer takes too many people when it does not have to be. I read somewhere that 80% of cancers are preventable by diet and lifestyle. There are so many foods that can help protect us against cancer (green tea) and so many foods that contribute to cancer (meat for example). I am looking forward to your next post!

    May 29, 2009 at 2:15 AM
  24. cibol said...

    that's scary I must say .. stay healthy .. sometimes not an easy task, especially with nice food around and laziness to exercise takes place at the same time .. I must must must be healthy

    May 29, 2009 at 7:35 AM
  25. bluedreamer27 said...

    hi there foongpc im done with the A-Z Tag
    here's the link

    again thanks for tagging me

    have a great day and happy blogging

    May 29, 2009 at 10:59 AM
  26. levian said...

    guess the scariest part is no matter how simple staying healthy seemed, it isn't.

    May 29, 2009 at 5:02 PM
  27. Bengbeng said...

    i wouldnt know how to deal with cancer. my parents n some of my relatives had it too. just try to reduce risk fators i suppose.. will come back to read tr update on this issue

    May 29, 2009 at 8:34 PM
  28. foongpc said...

    xin, yeah cancer is very common nowadays. Next post coming up soon! : )

    JL, next post coming up! : )

    anton, that's scary!

    May 29, 2009 at 10:54 PM
  29. foongpc said...

    eastcoastlife, it's never too late. Start eating healthy today. Oh yes, do get the book. It's a good book! : )

    keeyit, yes stress is a major killer and one of the causes of cancer. Make sure you relax more : )

    lina, it's good to enjoy life, but we should be aware of unhealthy lifestyle cos when we are sick, how to enjoy life right? And I do beleive in reincarnation despite being a Christian : )

    May 29, 2009 at 10:58 PM
  30. foongpc said...

    ayie, oh it's good to overcome this paranoid of being sick. You know, you will always attract what you fear. It's the Law of Attraction! : )

    heidi, you are absolutely correct! Most cancers are preventable by diet and lifestyle. There are indeed many foods that can help prevent cancer, yet there are many foods that also cause cancer. We just got to be more knowledgeable and put into practice what we know : )

    May 29, 2009 at 11:02 PM
  31. foongpc said...

    cibol, yes I admit staying healthy is not easy. You got to work at it all the time! I sometimes take a break and indulge in unhealthy food, but I guess as long as you don't do it every day, it's fine : )

    bluedreamer27, wow, so fast! Thanks for doing the tag, my friend! Will go over and have a look : )

    May 29, 2009 at 11:07 PM
  32. foongpc said...

    levian, you are right. Staying healthy is a lot of hard work! But it's definitely worth it! : )

    bengbeng, cancer runs in your family? Then you gotta stay as healthy as you can! My next post coming up soon! : )

    May 29, 2009 at 11:09 PM
  33. Ayie said...

    it's true, you get more sick if you think about it and sink into it...

    May 29, 2009 at 11:19 PM
  34. Neo said...

    Give us teaser ah... can't wait to read about the 7 stages.

    May 30, 2009 at 1:07 AM
  35. TH said...

    thanks for coming by :P where is Tenji?

    May 30, 2009 at 9:26 AM
  36. TH said...

    I know shogun food is like.. getting worst..:( I went that time.. some food is cold and some I like they dont serve any more

    May 30, 2009 at 9:27 AM
  37. foongpc said...

    ayie, yeah, so avoid thinking about it and think positive! But still must be aware of it - just don't dwell on it : )

    neo, haha! coming up soon! : )

    TH, Tenji is located at Solaris, Mont Kiara. I think Shogun's food is getting from bad to worse. Anyway, as far as japanese buffet is concerned, Shogun ranks lowest in my list : )

    May 30, 2009 at 10:05 AM
  38. J2Kfm said...

    there's that genetic link as well. so be aware. generally, people are rather misinformed, and apathetic.

    thats why detected in later stages, when operation and chemo just cant work anymore.

    May 30, 2009 at 12:03 PM
  39. Anonymous

    cancer is a killer! >.<

    May 30, 2009 at 5:48 PM
  40. foongpc said...

    J2Kfm, yeah the genetic link. Those people with family members suffering from cancer have to be extra cautious about their lifestyle.

    kenwooi, it is indeed and there seem to be more and more cases everyday!

    May 31, 2009 at 8:18 PM
  41. Tekkaus said...'s all about eating the right food right? I'm quite worried nowadays. Nothing is safe to be consumed anymore. =/

    June 4, 2009 at 10:14 AM
  42. foongpc said...

    tekkaus, you are quite right! Nothing is really safe. It's just a matter or degree. meaning we should try to eat food that is safer and less toxic to our body. Cos it's quite difficult to find food that is 100% toxic free.

    Unless you grow your own vegetables and rear your own animals. But if you can afford it, try to eat organic food more often : )

    June 6, 2009 at 1:11 PM