Sunday, February 6, 2011

One Woman In Eight (in the UK) Will Get Breast Cancer

One Woman In Eight Will Get Breast Cancer, UK:
"The lifetime risk of getting breast cancer has risen from one woman in nine to one in eight1 - according to Cancer Research UK.

New figures2 published yesterday on World Cancer Day also show that breast cancer rates in the UK have increased by 3.5 per cent in 10 years with 47,700 women diagnosed with the disease in 2008 compared with 42,400 in 1999."
I don't know the current comparative statistics for the United States or Canada but news like this is so disheartening. Why are cancer rates increasing? What is it about our environments and/or lifestyles that is causing cancer? This news report makes some of the usual recommendations (avoid alcohol, more dietary fibre, maintain a healthy weight), but there has to be more to it than that. I fear it's environmental ... chemicals that we ingest, absorb, breathe.

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