Cancer Incidence by Age
Each year, millions of people are diagnosed with cancer and it has been estimated that more than one in three people (33%) will develop cancer at some point in their life.
Cancer may occur at any age, but the risk of developing cancer increases with age.
Over half (53%) of all cancers occur in people aged 50-74 whereas more than third (36%) of all cancers are diagnosed in people aged 75 or over. Increasing age is a factor that we can’t do anything about, but we can make lifestyle choices about the risk factors that increase or influence a person’s risk.
– Stopping smoking
– Maintaining a balanced diet
– Active physical regime
– Cutting down on alcohol intake
– Avoid becoming overweight and/or reduce if you’re overweight
– Infectious agents
With medical and technological advancements, we’re getting better at recognizing & treating cancer. Reach out to your doctor for detailed cancer consultation to control and cure cancer at an early stage.
M.D (R.T)., Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology (ESMO), FUICC (UK), FNDM (USA), FUICC (AUS)
Director & Senior Consultant, Apollo Cancer Hospital, Hyd
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