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“Cancer’s Shocking Rise”

Arguably, experts have said, “Nearly half of cancers diagnosed in the UK each year are caused by avoidable life choices including smoking, drinking and eating the wrong things.  Tobacco is the biggest culprit, causing 23% of cases in men and 15.6% in women.” Now, prolonged periods of inactivity (sedentary jobs or hobbies) is the new equivalent of smoking when it comes to cancer causation.  Also, high on the causation list is a lack of fresh fruit and vegetables in men’s diets, while for women it is being overweight.  British medical experts are now saying, “More than half of all people born in 1960 will develop cancer at some point in their lives. This new estimate replaces the previous figure, calculated using a different method, which predicted that more than one in three people would develop cancer at some point in their lives.”  The increase in lifetime risk is believed to be primarily because more people are surviving into old age, where cancer is more common.

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