The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Union Against Cancer (UICC) are joining forces today to make people more aware of the cures and advances made in the area of cancer as well as measures of prevention.
The theme for 2010 is “Cancer can be prevented too”, focuses on simple measures to prevent cancer such as:
no tobacco use
a healthy diet and regular exercise
limited alcohol use
protection against cancer-causing infections
Protecting against cancer-causing infections is one of the topics addressed under the umbrella of the 'Cancer can be prevented too' campaign. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the fact that the risk of developing cancer can potentially be reduced by up to 40% through simple lifestyle changes and other control measures such as vaccination, regular physical activity, eating healthily, limiting alcohol consumption, reducing sun exposure and avoiding tobacco.
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