London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) July 14, 2011 -- Cancer Research UK, which collected the statistics, warned that numbers of women undergoing screening were falling. It is thought they might increase again following the decision of celebrity Jade Goody to live out the rest of her life in public, following a diagnosis of advanced cancer. Cervical cancer is still the second most common cancer for women under the age of 35. A vaccination programme for young teenage girls is being introduced after the cancer was linked to the human papilloma virus. diet and exercise can prevent cancer Thousands of cases of cancer in Britain could be prevented through healthy diet and exercise, experts said last month
The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) named two particular cancers where more than 40 per cent of cases could be prevented through healthier lifestyles; 42 per cent of breast cancer cases and 43 per cent of bowel cancer cases. A WCRF report lists the impact of unhealthy lifestyles in Britain, the USA, Brazil and China. In the USA it blames some 38 per cent of breast cancer cases on lifestyle and in China just 20 per cent. Even greater numbers of some rare cancers are linked to lifestyle, partly because of the effect of smoking. The WCRF said a panel of 23 world experts had now made 48 recommendations for improving health, to boost physical activity and encourage healthy eating. Panel chair Professor Sir Michael Marmot said: "This report shows that by making relatively straightforward changes, we could significantly reduce the number of cancer cases around the world. While governments are important in this, the evidence shows that when it comes to cancer prevention, all groups in society have a role to paly
This report is relevant to everyone from heads of government to the people who do the weekly food shopping for their family." Project director Professor Martin Wiseman said: "We are expecting a substantial increase in cancer rates with the ageing population, obesity rates soaring, and with people becoming less active and increasingly consuming highly processed and energy dense foods and drinks." The report was welcomed by Cancer Research UK, which said about 13,000 cancer cases in Britain are linked to obesity.
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