What is cancer? It’s a group of diseases characterised by abnormal cell growth. There are more than 100 types of cancer, which, if left untreated, can lead to death. Globally nearly one in six deaths is due to cancer. Worldwide, the number of new cancer cases is expected to rise by about 70% over the next two decades.
WOMEN: BREAST COLORECTAL LUNG CERVIX STOMACH
MEN: LUNG PROSTATE COLORECTAL STOMACH LIVER
5 Most Common Cancers (diagnosed 2012)
Being overweight or obese
Unhealthy diet with low fruit and vegetable intake
Lack of physical activity
Sexually- transmitted HPV-infection
Infection by HBV
Ionising and non-ionising radiation
Urban air pollution
Indoor smoke from household use of solid fuels
Sources:World Health Organization,World Cancer Research Fund. See www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs297/en/ for full data list.