Today, my cousin and I were talking about our relative who was recently diagnosed with an early-stage cancer.
Me: "Is he okay?"
Cousin: "Yes, it's very early-stage. They removed the cancerous growth cleanly."
Me: "What type of cancer is it?"
Cousin: [chinese words]
Me: "I don't know what that is. What is it in English?"
Cousin: "I don't know."
Me: "What is the function of that body part?" (thinking that if it's breathing, that's lungs. If it's processing food, that's stomach. If it's processing alcohol and toxins, that's liver.)
Cousin: "Uh.... [looks away at the wall]"
Me: "Oh, I get it now." (It was prostate cancer.)
We talked about how two of my grandparents passed away from cancer, so there is a medical history of it. My cousin said we should all "watch for it" and prevent it. How can you prevent it? He said we ought to be happy, reduce stress, eat healthily, and drink tea.