Source: UICC World Cancer Day
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Each year, over 12.7 million people receive a cancer diagnosis and 7.6 million people die from the disease.
If no action is taken, the worldwide cancer burden is expected to reach 26 million new diagnoses and 17 million deaths by the year 2030, with the most rapid increases occurring in low- and middle-income countries.
However, it’s not all bad news as 30-40% of cancers can be prevented, and one-third of cancers can be cured through early diagnosis and treatment. You can take steps to prevent cancer and live a healthier and longer life.
Cancer can be reduced through simple measures:
*Stop tobacco use and avoid exposure to second-hand smoke
*Limit alcohol consumption
*Avoid excessive sun exposure
*Maintain a healthy weight through healthy eating and regular exercise
*Protect against cancer-causing infections
Cancer Causing Infections
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