Over the last 20 years cancer has become more and more curable. Despite the advances in research and cures, the most potent weapon against most types of cancer is early detection.
It’s been nearly 20 years since I lost my own Dad (Albert J. Porras Sr.) to colon cancer.
If someone in your ancestry has had cancer then you are at a higher risk of developing cancer than the average mean. Therefore it’s important to get a yearly physical and become aware of possible symptoms. It certainly helped me.