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With global cancer rates on the rise, it’s time to get serious about cancer prevention

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World Cancer Day came and went, but our work to confront this disease must not let up. A recent report from the World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that the number of cancer diagnoses across the globe is expected to soar from 14 million to nearly 22 million by 2030, a 53 percent increase from 2012.

The WHO annual report, which involved more than 250 scientists from 40 different countries, predicts that in the next 20 years, one in five men and one in six women will eventually get cancer by the time they reach 75.

Perhaps the most shocking finding from the WHO report is that more than 30 percent of these cancers could be prevented, mainly by maintaining a healthy lifestyle. What exactly does this mean? Here are some cancer prevention tips from the WHO:

There is no community in the world that is free from cancer. It’s time to get serious about prevention. The fact that one-third of all cancer cases could be prevented means we need to do more to promote healthy lifestyles and lower cancer incidence across the globe.

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