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World Cancer Day 2018

AcuMed Infographic on Cancer

World Cancer Day falls on 04 Feb 2018. Learn more about cancer with AcuMed:

Did you know? Non-communicable diseases, including cancer, are the leading cause of death and disability worldwide.

Leading risk factors for cancer includes:

  • Tobacco
  • Alcohol
  • Environmental factors
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Physical inactivity
  • Infections

By addressing these risk factors, up to a third of cancer can be prevented.

The top 5 frequenty types of cancer are:

  • Lung
  • Stomach
  • Colorectal
  • Liver
  • Breast

Steps that you can take include:

  • Healthy eating
  • Regular exercise
  • Limit alcohol intake
  • Stop smoking
  • Reduce exposure to sun
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Be aware of signs and symptoms.