Cancer in America
PublicHealth.org has published a summary report of the current state of cancer in America. Their website has many resources for information about and assistance with cancer.
2008: 12.7 million new cases
2012: 14.1 million
2025: 19.3 million expected
43% of cancers occur more often in developed nations than in developing. Why? Modern lifestyle choices.
5 Changes to Make to Reduce Cancer Risk:
- Stop smoking
- 1 in 5 cancer deaths can be attributed to cigarette smoking?
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Try to get at least 2.5 hours of exercise per week
- Use sunscreen and skip the tanning bed
- 86% of melanomas can be attributed to UV rays
- Drink less alcohol
- Alcohol can attriibute to about 4% of cancer deaths
- Don't eat red meat
- People who eat 4oz or more of red meat per day have a 40% higher risk of cancer than those who eat less than 1oz per day
Please visit PublicHealth.org/public-awareness/cancer/ for more information and be sure to watch the video.