I am still a bit confused about the "early screening". I understand the part about cancer taking a long time to develop, and when it is discovered through screening, it is not "early". Like Letha, I learned the term "indolent cancer" by reading this.
So, Dr McDougall is saying that many cancers are indolent cancers and will do no harm (maybe you will die naturally, of other causes before the cancer could kill you?) yet "early screening" leads to unnecessary treatment? Is that correct?
The most confusing thing to me is this: how does one know s/he has cancer, and when does one actually need to get medical treatment?
I also understand that the SAD is a cause of cancer, but does that mean people following a healthy eating plan like McDougall do not have to worry about getting cancer? Aren`t there other things involved? Just for example: the enviroment (air quality) and what one ate as a child and up to the time of starting to McDougall?
I get the feeling from reading this that if you get cancer, it would either be slow-growing so that you do not have to worry about it, or that if it were fast-growing, it would just be too late to do anything about it.
I seem to be missing something. Please help me understand!