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The Cancer Survivors Club

Cancer Prevention

There are 14.1 million new cases of cancer diagnosed worldwide each year, at least one-third of all these cancer cases are preventable!

 

Physical inactivity,  Diet And being overweight

Just 30 minutes exercise can reduce some cancers by 50%.

Diet change is an important approach to cancer control. There is a link between being overweight and obesity to many types of cancer, such as oesophagus, colorectum, breast, endometrium and kidney. Diets high in fruits and vegetables may have a protective effect against many cancers. Conversely, excess consumption of red and preserved meat may be associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer. In addition, healthy eating habits that prevent the development of diet-associated cancers will also lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. Regular physical activity and the maintenance of a healthy body weight, along with a healthy diet, will considerably reduce cancer risk.Read more --->>>

 

Alcohol Use

The risk of cancer increases with the amount of alcohol consumed. The risk from heavy drinking for several cancer types (e.g. oral cavity, pharynx, larynx and oesophagus) substantially increases if the person is also a heavy smoker. Attributable fractions vary between men and women for certain types of alcohol-related cancer, mainly because of differences in average levels of consumption. For example, 22% of mouth and oropharynx cancers in men are attributable to alcohol whereas in women the attributable burden drops to 9%. A similar sex difference exists for oesophageal and liver cancers. Read more --->>>

 

Smoking

Over 71% of lung cancer deaths are caused by smoking.

Smoking is the single greatest avoidable risk factor for cancer mortality worldwide, causing an estimated 22% of cancer deaths per year. Over 1.6 million of the 7.4 million cancer deaths are due to tobacco use. Smoking causes many types of cancer, including cancers of the lung, esophagus, larynx (voice box), mouth, throat, kidney, bladder, pancreas, stomach and cervix. About 70% of the lung cancer burden can be attributed to smoking alone. Second-hand smoke (SHS), also known as environmental tobacco smoke, has been proven to cause lung cancer in nonsmoking adults. Read more --->>>

 

Symptoms of cancer

Spotting cancer early is important as it means treatment is more likely to be successful. So it’s important you tell your doctor if you notice anything unusual or persistent change to your body. Read more--->>>

 

Support Forums

Online Forums are a great way to connect with others touched by cancer. They enable users to search then communicate privately with other members, based on their type of cancer, age and location.

 

 

Writing for Survivors

Writing for cancer survivors - If you or any member of your family has been touched by cancer, we’d love to hear from you.
HOW TO HELP

If you or any member of your family has been touched by cancer, Chris would love to hear from you.

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Submitting your story

Any story relating to cancer from anyone’s perspective can be submitted. However all stories must be true and make a positive impact.

Any story relating to cancer from anyone’s perspective can be submitted. However all stories must be true and make a positive impact.

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