ICYMI: December 22, 2017

Published on December 21, 2017

Updated on November 1, 2019

ICYMI: December 22, 2017

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Feature Story

Where does cancer risk come from? We must talk about preventable risk.

Where does cancer come from? We must talk about preventable risk
THURSDAY, December 21, 2017 (The Guardian) — Recently, Australian researchers added to a growing body of evidence that a large proportion of cancers are preventable. The researchers studied known groups of cancer risk factors including smoking, diet, weight, physical inactivity and infections such as hepatitis C and human papillomavirus and estimated that of the 44,000 cancer deaths annually in Australia, 17,000, or nearly 40%, are potentially preventable. This figure mirrors those stated by Cancer Research UK, the American Cancer Society and the World Health Organisation.

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