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.
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
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
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