CancerResearchuk.org report that nearly 40% of pancreatic cancers could be avoided in the UK through maintaining a healthy weight and not smoking because some pancreatic cancer are related to these factors. Survival for the disease is low and there are few treatment options according to the authors. “At the same time it’s important to remember that people can take steps to reduce their risk of developing pancreatic and other cancers, by not smoking and by keeping a healthy weight especially if you are prone to too much around your middle.” The organization plans to more than double the funding for this disease to affect the outcome. More information is available at: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/pancreaticcancer
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