Per World Health Organization – 40% of Cancers are Preventable

According to the World Health Organization, cancer is responsible for one out of every eight deaths worldwide.  Over 20% are related to viruses, like the  human papillomavirus, or HPV, which causes cervical cancer, or hepatitis infections that cause stomach and liver cancer.  Read more at The Boston Globe.

Why is this especially important to shift workers?  Because shift workers’ are more prone to smoke, drink alcohol to cope with working shifts, and they are less likely to focus on maintaining good nutrition.  To avoid cancers in the lungs, colon, and breasts, people should  stop smoking, limit their alcohol consumption, avoid too much sun, and maintain a healthy weight through diet and exercise.

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