Every single day, more than 500 Canadians hear the words that everyone dreads: “You have cancer.”
With the population growing and aging, new cancer cases are expected to increase by about 40 per cent by 2030, according to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Regardless of what age or life stage you’re at, however, there are steps you can take to diminish your chances of being diagnosed with the disease.
“We do now that about half of all cancers can be prevented by not smoking, eating well, being active, and maintaining a healthy body weight,” says Stacey Berisavac, manager of health promotion with the Canadian Cancer Society’s BC and Yukon division.
Those behaviours she mentioned are all healthy habits to last a lifetime. People can take even more preventive action during every decade of their life to help keep cancer at bay.
“I call this the invincible decade,” Berisavac says, but it’s also a decade when people can lay the foundation for a healthy lifestyle and do a lot to reduceRead More »from How to prevent cancer in every decade of your life