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Cancer Becoming Pandemic, But Measures Can Be Taken To Lower Risk

CNN: Most cancers in our world pandemic are preventable — here’s how
Otis Brawley, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society

“The World Health Organization is sounding the alarm: cancer is rapidly becoming a global pandemic. … What’s behind the increase? Aging and growth of the world population, as well as the spread of cancer risk factors into low- and middle-income nations. … [The WHO’s World Cancer report] emphasizes that governmental and nongovernmental international organizations need to be serious about cancer prevention activities in low- and middle-income countries. The report also illustrates that prevention efforts need to be re-emphasized in developed countries such as the United States. But cancer doesn’t have to be inevitable. There is plenty you can do to lower your risk. … Don’t use tobacco products … Stay trim without being underweight … Get regular physical activity … Get vaccinated … Avoid unnecessary sun exposure…” (10/20).

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