Your Cancer Risk - Part 2
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May 16, 2012
Interview with Robin Hesketh, PhD, author of the book Betrayed by Nature: The War on Cancer (Macsci)
Robin Hesketh, PhD:
Robin Hesketh, PhD
And you can easily show just looking at the incidence figures and the consumption of cigarettes that it’s directly related to smoking. So over 90% of lung cancer deaths are caused by tobacco.
And now body weight is proving to be an important factor.
There’s quite convincing evidence that obesity predisposes to a whole range of cancers and the major ones: bowel cancer, breast cancer and pancreatic cancer but there are a lot of others. And if you go to the range that is overweight (that’s between being normal and being obese) every single USA state has a population 55% of which are overweight. And that’s also setting you on the way to cancer.
Early detection of any cancer is important because you don’t want it to spread. Why?
Because most primary cancers can be dealt with very effectively by surgery and over 90% of the deaths that occur due to cancers are because the tumors have spread they’ve metastasized and those tumors are largely untreatable.