February is National Cancer Prevention Month, with activities starting on February 4th, designated World Cancer Day. Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death by disease globally, set to increase to the leading cause by the year 2040, with cases of the disease also increasing annually. Thus, it is imperative to promote practices which can reduce the risk and incidence of cancer, as well as make the public aware of the early signs and symptoms of cancer.
The most common risk factors for cancer are smoking, alcohol consumption, poor diet and lack of exercise; by creating and sustaining healthy habits, it is estimated that 1 in 3 cancers can be prevented. For more information and resources, please visit: