Belfast Telegraph (12.07.11) - Wednesday, December 14, 2011
A new report from Cancer Research UK says nearly half of all
cancers - 45 percent in men, and 40 percent in women - could
be prevented. One in 25 cancer cases are linked to exposure in
the workplace, such as to chemicals or asbestos. One in 33
cancer cases are related to infections, such as human
papillomavirus, which causes most cases of cervical cancer.
Just four lifestyle factors - smoking, poor diet, alcohol use,
and obesity - account for 100,000 UK cancer cases each year.
In addition to lung cancer, smoking is implicated in cancers
of the bladder, kidney, pancreas, and cervix. The habit
accounts for 23 percent of all cancers in men and 15.6 percent
in women, according to the review, which was published in the
British Journal of Cancer.