Changing Lifestyle Prevents Multiple Cancers

According to new data from a landmark study released earlier by the British Cancer Institute, more than 135,500 cancer cases each year in the UK can be prevented by changing lifestyles.

This is equivalent to 37.7% of all cancer diagnosed in Britain each year – up to 41.5% in Scotland.

According to the latest data calculated from 2015 cancer data, it is found that despite the continuous decline in smoking rates, smoking is still the largest cause of cancer to prevent.

According to a study published in the British Journal of Cancer, tobacco smoke caused 32,200 male cancers (17.7% of all male cancer cases) and approximately 22,000 (12.4%) female cancer cases in 2015.

Being overweight is the second leading cause of cancer to prevent. About 22,800 (6.3%) cases of cancer develop from beng overweight or obese each year. This corresponds to approximately 13,200 (7.5%) of female cancer cases and approximately 9,600 (5.2%) of male cases.

Obesity leads to 13 types of cancer, including colorectal cancer, breast cancer, uterine cancer and kidney cancer. The results show that one of more than 20 cancer cases can be prevented by maintaining a healthy body weight.

The third leading cause of cancer to prevent is ultraviolet radiation that is overexposed to the sun and sunbeds, resulting in approximately 13,600 cases of melanoma skin cancer (3.8% of all cancer cases) a year.

Other causes of cancer to prevent include drinking alcohol, eating too little fiber (11,900 people and 11,700 people, respectively, 3.3% per person) and outdoor air pollution. Air pollution causes approximately 3,600 lung cancer cases each year (1% of all cancer cases).

Harper Kumar, chief executive of British Cancer Research Inc., said: “Live a healthy life does not guarantee that a person will not get cancer, but it can help you gain something. These figures show that each of us can take actions to reduce our personal disease risk.” This study clearly shows the impact of smoking and obesity on cancer risk. Prevention is the most cost-effective way to curb cancer. The British government can help people do more things by making healthy choices as simple choices. ”

Professor Linda Bauld, a specialist in prevention at the British Cancer Institute, said: “These new data show that the fight to conquer smoking-related cancers is far from over, but the reduction in the number of smokers indicates that prevention strategies are working.

“Obesity is a huge health threat. If nothing is done, it will get worse. The British government must reduce the number of weight-related cancers based on the success of smoking prevention. Ban junk food commercials after 9 pm is an important part of the integrated approach.”

Janet Polk, 55, is a grandmother of a three-years-old, who noticed blood stains four years after menopause and was diagnosed with uterine cancer at the age of 51. Two uterine fibroids were removed from her uterus and cancer was found during the surgery. Janet then performed a total hysterectomy to remove her uterus and cervix. Since cancer was treated at the initial stage and did not spread, she avoided any further treatment.

After treatment, volunteering to participate in some studies of uterine cancer, Janet was shocked to find that the possible influencing factors of uterine cancer include obesity and reduced activity.

Janet said: “That was me. When I was nearly 20 years old and my weight was 200 pounds, most of my weight was in my stomach. I couldn’t remember the last time I was exercising.

“Of course, I know I need to lose weight, but I don’t realize how much danger I have.” Janet joined the local slimming group in 2015, changed her diet and began to exercise.

She said: “We have gradually lost weight. Now more than two years, I lose a lot. Before I could barely keep up with my three young grandchildren, but now I always run around to chase them. Last year I even went to Britain. Cancer Research held Race for Life, which I had never imagined before.

“The cancer has become terrible, but this is the alarm bell that I need. I don’t know what the future will be, but at least I know that I’m doing my best to stay healthy and happy.”

 

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