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Man holds cancer prevention seminar in RhinelanderSubmitted: 02/26/2017
RHINELANDER - Earlier this week, WJFW shared some tips on how diet and exercise can help prevent cancer. On Saturday, one Northwoods man hosted a cancer prevention seminar to educate the community.

Carl Silbernagel says this weekend was the second time he hosted a cancer seminar.


The seminar was held at Rhinelander's Calvary Baptist Church.

Silbernagel says the church often prays for members battling cancer. But while he thinks prayer is powerful, he thought he could try and do something more.

"I'm not saying we shouldn't continue that, but I think about the next unsuspecting person that's going to get cancer maybe we can prevent them from getting cancer by doing this," said Silbernagel.

Silbernagel says that diet and exercise can go a long way in preventing cancer. He also says many people have one major misconception about the disease.

"That it's inevitable, you know you might say 'Well it runs in my family it's in my genes,' and there is a genetic component, but things can override that genetic component too," said Silbernagel.

Silbernagel uses an American Cancer Society presentation for the seminars. His sister, a retired nurse practitioner, also participates in the presentation.



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