Just how many cancers are we talking about here? How many don’t have to happen?
Overall, about 1/3 of the most common cancers in the US could be prevented by following AICR’s recommendations, according to experts.
But when you look specifically at the numerous cancers that have been strongly linked to various aspects of diet, activity level and body weight, the preventability estimates go considerably higher.
Learn which cancers are preventable, and what the science says about how to prevent them.
Everything scientists know about cancer – including these preventability numbers – has emerged from decades of research. Different kinds of studies provide different kinds of clues, and only when all are put together can consensus emerge.
Read the panel’s 10 Recommendations in full.