The 12 Codes Against Cancer

Women and cancer

Cancer kills 8.8 million people every year, and it’s on the rise. Prevention offers the most cost-effective long-term strategy for the control of cancer. Learn more about the European Code Against Cancer and 12 ways to reduce your cancer risk:

1Do not smoke. Do not use any form of tobacco.

The risk of lung cancer is 20-25 times as high in men and women who smoke compared to those who do not smoke. The risk increases with increasing number of years smoking, increasing number of cigarettes smoked per day, and the younger you are when starting smoking.


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