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Smoking accounts for more than 1 in 4 UK cancer deaths and more than 4 in 5 cases of lung cancer. Lung cancer survival is one of the lowest of all cancers, and is the most common cause of cancer death in the UK. Smoking causes at least 14 types of cancer as well as heart disease and various lung diseases.
Keeping active could help to prevent around 3,400 cases of cancer every year in the UK. Being physically active isn’t just good for your heart; there is lots of evidence that it can also reduce the risk of developing breast, bowel or womb cancer.
Healthy lifestyle changes can prevent many cases of cancer, screening aims to drive down cancer cases even further. National programmes are in place for breast cancer screening, cervical screening and bowel cancer screening to help identify cancer at an early stage when it's more treatable.
Every year, alcohol causes around 12,800 cases of cancer in the UK (around 4% of all cancer cases). Alcohol increases the risk of seven types of cancer, including cancers of the mouth, upper throat, voice box, food pipe, breast, liver and bowel.
Some foods, such as processed foods, red meat and salt-preserved foods, can increase the risk of developing cancer, while others, such as fruits, vegetables and foods high in fibre, can reduce the risk of cancer.
After smoking, obesity is the second biggest preventable cause of cancer. In England, over 60% of the population is overweight or obese.
Every year in the UK, around 3,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women aged 35 and under. These stories have been shared with us by women who have experienced abnormalities or cervical cancer diagnosis.
Around 62,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the UK. The lifetime risk of getting breast cancer for a woman is 1 in 8. Here are Sarah and Carol's stories.