House Call

Peter N. Landless

a board-certified nuclear cardiologist, is director of the Health Ministries department of the General Conference.

​The Reality of Cancer

Q: I have a close friend, age 50, who has just been diagnosed with cancer. We are all numb from the shock! She—like me and many of our friends—has been a lifelong vegetarian and generally health-conscious. We’ve also been confused about the need of having regular health checks. Is this necessary if we live healthfully?

A: It’s never easy to face the diagnosis of cancer. The stark reality is that however healthfully we live, we will, should the Lord tarry, most likely die from one of two causes: heart disease or cancer. We …

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