EmpowerME™ is a unique personalized cancer prevention program that Dr. Terence Tan has created to help patients adhere to the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) cancer prevention guidelines which target lifestyle risk factors such as excess body fat, poor diet choices and physical inactivity. EmpowerME™ utilizes the latest evidence-based technologies in genetics, nutrigenomics and weight management, combined with the latest knowledge in cancer prevention diet and physical activity, to help both non-cancer patients and cancer patients reduce their lifetime risks of cancer by living healthier and fitter lives.
Excess body fat, poor diet choices and physical inactivity could account for more than 20 percent of cancer cases, and could, therefore, be prevented with lifestyle modifications. Up to 1/3 of the most common cancers could be prevented by maintaining a healthy weight, being physically active and eating a nutritious diet. (World Cancer Research Fund).
Adherence to WCRF cancer prevention guidelines can significantly lower the risk of developing most types of cancer and increase longevity though the risk is not totally eliminated. Following these recommendations will lead to healthier lives overall and as a result reduce the risk for many major diseases.