World Cancer day will be held on 4th February. Cancer is the second-leading cause of death worldwide. More than 40% of cancer-related death could be preventable as they are linked to modifiable risk factors such as smoking, alcohol use, poor diet and physical inactivity. Cancers can be caused by a number of different factors and, as with many other illnesses, most cancers are the result of exposure to a number of different causal factors. It is important to remember that, while some factors cannot be modified, around one third of cancer cases can be prevented by reducing behavioural and dietary risks.
Each year, hundreds of activities and events take place around the world acting as a powerful reminder that we all have a role to play in reducing the global impact of cancer.
For more information please visit Cancer Council website: https://www.cancer.org.au/events/world-cancer-day