Most people think of Cancer as a disease in the same way they think of Malaria or Polio. They conceptualize it as something that happens to some people if you’re unlucky, and we’re searching for the cure.

With cancer, that’s not the situation.

Cancer is a byproduct of age. The more your cells replicate, the more damage and errors they take on, so the higher the chance cancer will occur.It’s basically inevitable—the only question is when it will happen.

If you have certain genetics and a certain lifestyle, you may live to 120 and die of something non-cancer-related. Or you may get it in your thirties because of your lifestyle and environment. If you’re exposed to carcinogens on a regular basis then it will very likely speed up the process.

But here’s the key point: even the otherwise healthy 120-year-old who died in a car accident would have died of cancer eventually. That’s the piece that most don’t get.

Living things die of cancer because cancer’s likelihood keeps accelerating the longer you’re alive. Every cell. Every process. They’re all constantly decaying into a state where cancer becomes more and more probable.

Cancer is the nature’s answer to living too long. It’s an innate usher who shows you the door when you’ve stayed too long.

This is why addressing cancer is so critical, and so challenging. It’s not a pathogen. It’s not a sickness to be avoided. It’s part of our natural form at a fundamental level.

Curing cancer doesn’t just mark another disease off the list. Curing cancer removes a barrier to perpetual life.

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