About one in three men and one in four women will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 75. Breast, prostate, lung and colorectal cancer make up more than half of all diagnoses. It is partly a coincidence whether or not you get sick and partly you can do something about it yourself.
The most important thing is not smoking. Lung cancer causes more deaths than breast, prostate and colon cancer combined. 80 percent of lung cancer patients smoke.
A second factor is obesity. It is estimated that 5 to 10 percent of all cancers are caused by overweight and obesity, but the differences are large. It is much more common in the West than anywhere else in the world.
In addition, it is better to avoid alcohol. Alcohol is thought to be the basis of about 4 percent of all cancer diagnoses. The heaviest drinkers are most at risk.
Fourth, it is important to stay out of the sun or to apply good sunscreen. Skin cancer is usually the result of sunburn.
Finally, there is a receptacle with numerous risk factors that increase the risk of cancer, such as particulate matter from wood burning or diesel cars, but also other wood dust.