Cancer Cases Are Rising…..

June 20, 2007

imagescancer.jpgThis alarm comes not as a surprise to me.  I got hold of this news release from the Associated Press which I want to share just to make us all wake up and think twice before we eat, and before we plan things in our lives…..

___________________________________________________________________________Longer Longer life spans and changing diet and lifestyles are among the factors that could lead to a dramatic increase in cancer cases in Asia by 2020, experts attending a conference in Singapore warn.If current trends continue, the total number of new cancer cases in Asia could climb from 4.5 million in 2002 to 7.1 million in 2020, the Associated Press reported.That increase could cause a major health crisis as poorer Asian countries struggle to pay the cost of cancer screening, vaccines and treatment, the experts said.“This will put a tremendous burden on patients, their families and the health-care system in each country,” said Singapore Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan, the AP reported.Smoking is a major cancer threat. In a number of Asian nations, more than 60 percent of males smoke, said Dr. Donald Max Parkin, a research fellow at the University of Oxford’s Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit.In many Asian nations, large numbers of people have moved from rural areas to the cities. That switch has led to more sedentary lifestyles, increased consumption of meat and fried foods, and fewer vegetables in the diet._____________________________________________________________________________

Havent you noticed that whether we are talking about Obesity, Diabetes or Hypertension… and now The Big C, the modifiable risk factors are all the same…The Lifestyle!  It may be a challenge to change the urban lifestyle but any chage for the better is worth the package! 

 

Changing Habits for the Better Means A Healthier Lifestyle!

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3 Responses to “Cancer Cases Are Rising…..”

  1. himantayon Says:

    i guess prevention is always the best cure :)..

  2. Doc Gerry Says:

    You said it right!

  3. maxim Says:

    Hi Doc!

    I agree, although we want not to be labeled alarmist, the financial and emotional burden of having a member in the family with the big c, is extremely high.

    Better then to have a healthier lifestyle.


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