Unhealthy diet and lifestyle account for 69 % of the cancers.
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Cancer, also called malignant tumor or neoplasm. For the patient — a terrifying diagnosis. For the doctors — one of the 100 types of diseases where cells proliferate out of control, sometimes spreading rapidly into other parts of the body.
The statistics are more than alarming. In 2012, cancer killed over 8 million people and approximately 14 million new cases emerged. And the number of new cases is expected to rise by about 70 % by the year 2032.1
But what exactly leads to cancer and what information is scientifically sound and worth taking into consideration? We would like to share the main findings of the “Harvard Report on Cancer Prevention” with you. This report represents the joint efforts of Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health and includes a thorough analysis of more than 80 million people over a period of ten years. Here are the main findings: