People can reduce the
chances of them developing cancer by making certain lifestyle changes.
Claudia McVie, chief executive of charity Tenovus, said World Cancer Day was
the perfect opportunity to make individuals aware that they have some level of
control over their cancer risk.
The worldwide event is scheduled for February 4th and she believes that with
40 per cent of cancers being preventable, it was about time people began to
heed the healthy living message.
Ms McVie stated there were a number of changes people could make.
"These include doing more exercise, walking for just thirty minutes a
day can make a massive difference" she said.
Ms Mcvie added that stopping smoking and eating less unhealthy foods would
also lower people's risk of developing the disease.
According to the Union for International Cancer Control, World Cancer Day
will be used to educate the public and lobby for public health changes.
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Cancer treatment news : 6 February 2012