Cancer on the Rise

After years of talk about winning the battle against cancer, we see the reality–it’s on the rise. The culprit? Lifestyle choices.

Cancer Research UK, which compiled the figures, said up to half of all deaths from the disease could be avoided by the use of common sense.

Lucy Morrish, of the charity, said: “While incidence rates for some cancers have fallen over the past decade, others are rising and many of these cases could be prevented if people avoided excessive sun exposure, smoking and obesity and limited their alcohol intake.

Old advice remains relevant: “Pure air, sunlight, abstemiousness, rest, exercise, proper diet, the use of water, trust in divine power–these are the true remedies.”