In one year, more people are dying from cancer. When in fact cancer deaths could be prevented. Within a year, at least 13,000 cancer deaths could be prevented, according to the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF).
This was discovered after researchers conducted a survey that showed that a third of British people believe cancer is a matter of destiny and pessimistic about the possibility of life after cancer.
Approximately 157,000 people die in the UK each year. Meanwhile, according to the results obtained by WCRF, 28 percent of people found that it is less likely for cancer patients to survive.
It is a myth in many people when they have cancer. When in fact there are many ways you can do to cure cancer and prevent death.
“These results are very worrying because most people do not realize they can do a lot of things to prevent cancer deaths,” says Dr Kate Allen, executive director of the WCRF, as reported by BBC.
Allen said some that there are some things you can do to reduce the risk of patient death or even prevent cancer, among others, by eating healthy foods, being physically active and maintaining weight loss. By doing these ways, one-third of cancer deaths could have been prevented.
Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and WCRF recommends that the government help dismantle the myths surrounding cancer. Including the myth that cancer is a health problem, only suffered by the rich, only in developing countries, and certain cancer patients will die. You should also know the basic steps to prevent cancer.