Monday, June 4, 2007


Cancer rates in Asian nations are expected to raise over the next decade.

The culprit: adopting bad Western habits that greatly increase the risk of the disease.

Smoking, drinking and eating unhealthy foods will lead to Asian cancer rates to go up 60 percent by 2020.

Unlike in wealthy countries where good medical care can be accessed, prevention or treatment available to people from many Asian countries is a problem.

Increases in cases of stomach, lung and colon cancers in Asian countries are feared if people don't improve their current lifestyles.

According to the World Health Organization, almost 40 percent of cancers worldwide can be prevented by exercise, eating healthy foods and not using tobacco.

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