Behavioral changes and screenings may be just as important as treatments, if not more so.

This article is about how behavioral changes have brought down the rate of occurrence of some cancers. The premise for the Tao of Longevity is you have the power to change your destiny by what you do in each moment. One area of improvement that is discussed in this article is how the reduction of smoking caused a decrease in lung cancer. Those people who stop the lifestyle practice of smoking tobacco created a destiny without that particular self-caused disease. We each have the free will to change problematic behaviors and create a better future. For more on how to employ willpower and self-discipline see Chapter 35, Willpower and Self-Control, The Tao of Longevity.