EVERY cell in the human body has the capacity to mutate into cancer when the immune system is weak.
While there is no known cure for cancer, the Cancer Council believes taking control of your health is the best defence.
This year, the Cancer Council has added to its annual fund-raiser Relay For Life.
The Fightback Alley ceremony will bring organisations like the Hunter Prostate Cancer Alliance, Waratah Rotary Bowl Scan and the Australian Skin Cancer Clinic together to teach people how to prevent cancer from the inside out.
Healing Wave Chiropractic at The Junction will be there to offer free spinal examinations.
Owner Craig Lieschke said while there was no direct link between seeing a chiropractor and curing cancer, it could strengthen the immune system.
"People expect medicine to find a cure for cancer, but we can't wait," Mr Lieschke said.
"One in three women and one in two men get cancer. Everyone needs to realise it's an inside job."
Mr Lieschke will be looking for subluxation - where spinal vertebrae have decayed and blocked nerves to vital organs.
He said it was an issue for 90 per cent of his patients.
"If the nerves to those vital organs are blocked, there's a good chance they're going to have a hard time fighting off cancer cells that might exist there."
"But nobody wants to prove it, they want to treat it with a drug instead."
■ The Newcastle/Lake Macquarie Relay For Life is on this Saturday, November 2 at the Hunter Sports Centre, Glendale. Go to relay.cancercouncil.com.au.