Posted by: audreybenenati | February 4, 2010

World Cancer Day focuses on prevention

GENEVA, Switzerland, Feb. 3 (UPI) — Health groups are drawing attention to World Cancer Day and ways to prevent cancer, World Health Organization officials in Switzerland say.

In 2005, 7.6 million people died of cancer worldwide. Each year on Feb. 4, WHO supports the International Union Against Cancer and other groups to promote ways to ease the global burden of cancer.

This year’s theme, focuses on simple measures to prevent cancer such as:

— No tobacco use.

— A healthy diet and regular exercise.

— Limited alcohol use.

— Protection against cancer-causing infections.

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