According to the latest reports, HPV cancer continues to hit Canada due to the increase in the aging population.
The Public Health Agency and Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) released an annual cancer report revealing that around 202,400 new cancer cases will be registered this year in Canada, whereas 78,800 people will most likely die.
More precisely, people between 50 and 79 years old make up for 70 percent of the total cancer cases and approximately 62 percent of all cancer deaths. Also, around 50 percent of the cancer cases which will occur this year consist of the prostate, colorectal, breast, and lung cancer.
It is worth mentioning that lung cancer accounts for the highest mortality rate (more than all others combined) related to cancer. In 2012, cancer was the leading cause of death in kids under the age of 15, while cancer is still the leading death cause across Canada, making up for 30 percent of total deaths.
Cancer is followed in this list by heart conditions, strokes, and accidents. This report includes a special section on HPV cancer as well. Around 4,400 Canadians are expected to receive a diagnose by the end of 2016, whereas throat and mouth cancer accounts for around 33 percent of all HPV cancers throughout the country.
According to CCS, HPV cancer can be easily prevented if people follow a few simple steps. Tobacco causes around 25 percent of all deaths around the world, as it represents the single major avoidable cancer risk factor.
Such a high mortality rate might be prevented if people quit smoking. Also, adopting a healthier lifestyle will bring significant benefits. Experts underline that HPV cancer can be efficiently prevented through a combination of healthy dietary habits and physical exercises.
More precisely, having an average body weight prevents around 35 percent of the twelve major types of cancer worldwide.
A healthier diet would consist of a higher consumption of fiber, fruits, vegetables, whereas people are strongly recommended to reduce the daily intake of processed and red meat. In addition, unhealthy fats from many market products can increase the risk of cancer as well.
Exercise is also great as active people are less likely to develop not just HPV cancer, but also a wide variety of diseases including cardiovascular conditions and mental health issues such as Alzheimer’s and dementia.
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