Cancer treatment could be avoided by many people if they made simple preventative changes to
A new report published by the British Journal of Cancer stated that 134,000
cases of cancer may be prevented if individuals limited their risk by
addressing issues such as smoking, obesity, alcohol consumption and exposure to
Professor Max Parkin, an epidemiologist at Queen Mary, University of London
and author of the report, said this proves that cancer is not purely genetic.
He explained that around 40 per cent of all new incidences of the disease
are caused by factors people have control over.
"It's very important for people to understand that long-term changes to
their lifestyles can really reduce their cancer risk," added Sara Hiom,
director of information at Cancer Research UK.
More than one in three people will be affected by the disease during the
course of their lives, states the charity.
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Cancer treatment news : 7 December 2011