More than a third of 7 million annual deaths each year can be prevented only if people prevented the major risk factors for cancer.
The major contributing factors to most of the cancers are as follows: Alcohol, obesity, poor diet, unsafe sex, and lack of exercise, which cause approximately 2.5 million deaths throughout the world in the year 2001.
All these deaths could have been avoided either the risks would have either be reduced or eliminated from the lives of those people.
Researchers say that the best game plan is to prevent the risk factors in order to reduce the high death rates that happen every year and this can be achieved solely by prevention.
Smoking is linked to multiple cancers, which include lung, mouth, stomach, bladder and pancreatic cancers and that can be avoided by quitting smoking and adopting healthy habits.
The total lung cancer deaths account to about 1.25 million, which is a pretty huge figure.
Obesity contributes to colorectal and breast cancer in countries with high-income.
Human papilloma virus (HPV) through unsafe sex causes cervical cancer in women, and this occurs mostly due to the lack of screening and clinical services.
Air pollution is a big threat and risk factor to cause cancer, especially in developing countries where they burn coal as a fuel.
Liver cancer is linked to hepatitis infection, which is caused by contaminated syringes in poor countries as well.
So from the above data we can clearly understand that there are a whole lot of causes that can be prevented from occurring and this mostly depends on the level of awareness that is being brought about in the communities where people know as to what are the factors that are causing them and how they can save themselves from having these catastrophic illnesses.
Here are a few types of cancers explained: Bladder Cancer, Brain Tumors, Breast Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Multiple Myeloma, Lung Cancer, Leukemia, Laryngeal Tumor, Lymphomas and Hodgkin’s Disease, Head and Neck Cancer, Colon and Rectal Cancer, Cervical and Uterine Cancer.