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Global Cancer Burden: Cancer Prevention Tips

One in three cancer cases can be prevented Tips to reduce your cancer risk MIIIII|||IIII For every 100 people who get cancer 33 cases could be prevented through simple lifestyle changes Eat well 5 a day Shake off salt Stay out of the red Not so sweet An apple a day keeps the doctor away - literally. Eating fruit and veg may reduce risks for many cancers. Too much salt increases your risk of stomach cancer. Eat no more than 5g a day. Eating lots of beef, pork and lamb, bacon and sausages is associated with colorectal cancers. Sugary soft drinks, sweet and fatty foods cause weight gain, which increases your cancer risk. Water's better. Take care Good for the gut Get sweaty Know your limits Love your skin Eating lots of fibre (in fruit and Sizzling in the sun - or on a sunbed - 30 mins of physical activity a day (60 mins for children) reduces risk for several major cancers. Alcohol increases cancer risk. No more veg and wholegrains) cuts your risk of colorectal cancer. than two drinks for men and one for increases your risk of developing skin cancer, especially if you're under 30. women per day. Get involved Quit! Downsize Get vaccinated Become an eco warrior Being overweight is linked with several cancers such as oesophagus, colorectal, breast and kidney. The world's single, biggest cause Environmental pollution of air, water Infections like Hep B, C and HPV cause up to 20% of cancer deaths in developing countries (9% in developed). of cancer. More than 25% of all cancer and soil with cancer-causing chemicals deaths. 10% of all adult deaths. accounts for 1-4% of all cancers. Sources: World Health Organization, World Cancer Research Fund. See for full data list. Information is Beautiful CAMRI

Global Cancer Burden: Cancer Prevention Tips

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Cancer is a largely preventable disease!


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