“Life style, hormones, and risk of breast cancer” was surprising yet it makes sense. This study found a strong link between higher energy intake and breast cancer. They concluded that an increase in physical activity and a decrease in caloric intake can reduce the risk for ovarian cancer. It makes sense yet it is surprising because cancer is thought of as this enigma of a disease that just happens. Cancer is not usually thought about in terms of prevention, and for prevention to be so simple as a healthy diet and physical activity makes cancer less terrifying. “Evolutionary foundations for cancer biology” discussed very complex and scientific processes that at times went straight over my head. I am having trouble responding to this article. I assumed cancer was extremely complex but I have never had it explained to me. One thing I found particularly alarming was that chemotherapy allows for resistant cells to become even more resistant and more prevalent. I always considered chemotherapy to be a barbaric and unsuccessful way to treat cancer because it commonly comes back. Since chemotherapy essentially helps cancer cells thrive, maybe doctors should try something else? Low-dose chemotherapy, as described in the article, seems to have better outcomes. Similarly, I felt it is interesting that size seems to affect cancer outcomes, if one is taller one is at a higher risk for cancer. The fact that evidence of cancer was found in mummies proves that cancer is not a product of recent times is contrary to the belief that cancer is something relatively new. There were many things in this article that were interesting and compelling, I learned a great deal.