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"Cancer is the leading cause of premature death in Australia, killing more than 36,000 people annually. 88,000 new cases of cancer are diagnosed each year (excluding 374,000 cases of non-melanoma skin cancer) more than half of these will be successfully treated. In addition to advances in treatment, more lives could be saved by improved awareness of the causes of certain cancers. It is estimated that more than half of all cancers are preventable healthy diet, non-smoking, and protecting your skin from the sun's harmful rays can all reduce exposure to cancer. Early detection of many cancers can also result in cure if treated early enough, such as screening for breast, bowel, skin and prostate cancers, and pap testing for cervical cancer. This book contains helpful information from cancer councils and major health bodies on cancer detection and prevention. Some simple changes in lifestyle, along with improved education and awareness can reduce cancer risks and save lives." -- Publisher's website. Cancer is the leading cause of premature death in Australia, killing more than 36 000 people annually. In addition to advances in treatment, more lives could be saved by improved awareness of the causes of certain cancers. This book contains helpful information from cancer councils on cancer detection and prevention.
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