Cancer has no boundaries and that’s why a rise in its incidences is raising eyebrows the world over. Such is the gravity of this disease, that each year we commemorate World Cancer Day on the 4th of February to create awareness.
About 9.6 million people die each year from cancer. This number surpasses the number of people who die from HIV/AIDS, malaria, and TB combined. And if the World Health Organisation is to be believed, then one out of 15 Indians are likely to succumb to it.
But can cancer be prevented?
Yes, it can! Dr Sandeep Batra, associate director of medical oncology at Max Healthcare, Delhi says that, “A person can narrow down the chances of cancer by 60% if they cut just two things from their lifestyle–smoking and alcohol.”
Yes, alcohol and tobacco are the biggest culprits when it comes to cancer. But they are not the only ones. Can you guess the others?