Doc Talk #211 – How to Prevent Cancer

Along with heart disease, cancer is the commonest cause of death among Canadians. Quite apart from death, the chronic illness that it causes has a huge impact on our social, economic and general wellbeing. It might shock you to learn that almost half of cancers are preventable.

There’s no drug that is going to reduce cancer rates by almost 50%

The statistics and information used in today’s show is taken from the Community Cancer Prevention Dashboard from the Government of Alberta Healthier Together website.

Like heart disease, the way that we live our lives can have a huge impact on our risks of developing the disease.

In today’s show, we explore ways to reduce your personal risks, and we talk about the impact on the health system that this could have.

Image from Healthier Together website

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