Friday, May 18, 2012

Healthy lifestyle choices could cut cancer rates

Most people know what lifestyle choices will keep the chances of a cancer diagnosis low: Don't smoke, eat healthy, exercise & get the recommended screenings.
"The cost & availability of healthy foods, incentives & opportunities for regular physical activity in schools & communities, promotion content, as well as the availability of insurance coverage for screening tests & treatment for tobacco addiction all influence individual choices. Improved collaboration among government agencies, private companies, nonprofit organizations, health care providers policyowner makers & the Indian public can lead to continued improvements, & more favorable trends that reduce the risk of death from cancer & other chronic diseases," Cokkinides said.
 specialist agreed that the premise is sound.
"The [cancer society] document provides the public with valuable information about cancer risk & risk reduction.

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