ABOUT

Minako Abe, MD, BCEM, DipABLM

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Hi, I’m Dr. Minako.  I help cancer patients, survivors and families take agency over their own future by empowering them with knowledge on Lifestyle and Mindset.    


Having cancer does not mean you can't live your life to the fullest.  There is so much that you can do to improve your physical chances and change your mindset around living with cancer.  In my 15 years as a U.S. board certified Emergency Medicine doctor, I realized that 80% of what brought patients to me were related to unhealthy lifestyle choices.  Even 30-50% of cancers are preventable according to the World Health Organization.  Lifestyle modifications are powerful.  They are the reason I became board certified in Lifestyle Medicine, and it is my mission to bring these practices to you. 

My lifestyle recommendations are evidence-based and backed with science.  What we recommend are simple, actionable steps that anyone can do.  There is no downside to following these recommendations.  You can find your people, your community here that understand what you are going through.  It’s hard enough navigating a cancer diagnosis, let alone as an expat in Japan.  I lived in the U.S. for 30 years before coming to the Tokyo Cancer Clinic, where we are committed to treating the whole person and help people live better, healthier lives through simple yet powerful lifestyle modifications.