Half of All Cancers are Preventable

This is interesting. The American Cancer Society says that so many cancers are preventable. Never mind the advances in treatments (or the scares about pesticides) - if only we followed a few simple things.

At least half of all cancer deaths could be avoided if we only did what we know works to prevent the disease. That's the conclusion of the 2006 edition of Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Facts & Figures, a yearly American Cancer Society report.

Cutting out tobacco, making use of cancer screening tests, reducing levels of obesity and overweight, and improving nutrition and physical activity could go a long way to lowering the number of cancer deaths in the United States, the report says.