WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- February 4th is World Cancer Day and the American Institute for Cancer Research released new figures on preventable cancers.
According to AICR, 1/3rd of most cancer cases every year can be prevented with a proper diet, weight management and 30 minutes of daily physical activity. The report shows the number of cases that can be prevented each year for the following conditions:
- 89,000 Breast cancers
- 81,000 Lung cancers
- 68,000 Colorectal cancers
- 31,000 Endometrial cancers
- 26,000 Prostate cancers
Other figures can be found on the AICR webpage.