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Cancer remains a major health problem in the UK - 276,678 persons were diagnosed with cancer in 2003. Breast, lung, bowel (colorectal) and prostate - account for over half of all new cases of cancer.
Overall it is estimated that approximately 2% of the population of the UK are alive having received a diagnosis of cancer: that is, around 1.2 million people. The single cancer that contributes most to this total is breast cancer, with an estimated 172,000 women alive who have had a diagnosis of breast cancer.
What causes cancer
Cancer has many causes - carcinogens (something that is known to dirsctly be linked to cancer eg tobacco smoke, and some chemicals, but is also related to many different factors - “multifactorial - age, genetic makeup, your immune system, diet, the environment and cerain viruses.

There are over 200 types of cancer
Reduce the risk
More than 1 in 3 people will develop cancer during their life time and half of all these cancers could be prevented
by lifestyle changes
Quit Smoking
Nicorette website  Quit smoking factsheet 1  NHS Quit smoking campaign
Manage your weight
Take regular physical activity
Eat and drink healthily
Nutrition factsheet 1: “What is a healthy diet?”  Nutrition factsheet 2  Nutrition factsheet 3
Limit your amount of alcohol
Avoid too much sun
Have regular check ups - screening
Learn how to look for early signs of possible cancer
Practice safe sex
Worried about cancer
Then please contact or they can help.

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