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Fighting Cancer


In the United States, one in four new cancer cases each year and nearly half of all cancer deaths are related to preventable causes. Adopting healthy lifestyles that eliminate or reduce the risk of recognized causes of cancer, could decrease the number of people diagnosed with many forms of the disease. Moreover, healthy approaches to living can reduce the risk of cancer recurrences and improve outcomes during treatment.

Tobacco use including smoking has been shown to increase the risk for 17 types of cancer in addition to lung cancer. Eliminating tobacco use is the single most important step we can take to reduce the burden of cancer.

Poor diet, lack of physical activity, and obesity/overweight are known risk factors for many chronic diseases and conditions, and are estimated to account for about 20 percent of cancers in the United States.

The relationship between diet and cancer is complex. Because people consume a variety of foods that keep changing every day, the contribution of a specific type of food or food component in preventing a type of cancer is difficult to determine.

Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun or indoor tanning is the predominant cause of all three main types of skin cancer – basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Adopting sun-safe habits and avoiding the use of indoor tanning devices can decrease the incidence of skin cancer.

Infections with cancer-related pathogens account for about one in five cancer diagnoses worldwide, and taking measures to prevent and treat these infections can help prevent certain cancers

We are on a mission to prevent and cure ALL cancers.

Your investment in lifesaving research propels the important work of the more than 25,000 members of the Friends of Hope International Organization (FOHI) in driving progress against cancer. Donate Today.



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