With February being National Cancer Prevention Month, here are the latest updates in cancer prevention.
According to a study conducted by the American Cancer Society, at least 42% of newly diagnosed cancers in the US, which translates to about 750,000 cases in 2020, are potentially avoidable. This includes the 19% of all cancers that are caused by smoking and the 18% caused by a combination of excess body weight, alcohol consumption, poor nutrition, and physical inactivity.
With February being National Cancer Prevention Month, here is a round-up of the latest news and updates that focus on the role of cancer prevention:
American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2020. American Cancer Society Website. Published 2020. cancer.org/content/dam/cancer-org/research/cancer-facts-and-statistics/annual-cancer-facts-and-figures/2020/cancer-facts-and-figures-2020.pdf. Accessed February 18, 2020.