Substantial impact of chronic diseases on cancer risk

Anne Li                                                                                     Feburary 2nd, 2018


Several common chronic diseases together account for more than a fifth of new cancer cases and more than a third of cancer deaths. The findings show that the cancer risks from common chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes, are as important as those from five major lifestyle factors combined. However, the authors point out that chronic diseases are not targeted in current cancer prevention strategies — and say their findings have important implications for developing new strategies that target chronic diseases.
See original article at: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180131184743.htm

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