Right now the four big cancer killers are lung, breast cancer in women, prostate cancer in men, and colorectal cancer for both men and women. In the American Association for Cancer Research journal, researchers suggest that changes are in the works. Overall cancer-related deaths are decreasing because of improved screening and better treatment options. But some areas of cancer are changing for the worse.
Overall cancer cases are on the rise because of our aging population. Over the next 15 years, cancer rates will rise from 1.5 million to 2.1 million.
What types of cancer are on the rise: liver, pancreas and bladder.
Why do researchers feel there is an increase in pancreatic and liver cancer rates? Three reasons:
Obesity rates are UP.
HIGH calorie intake.
HIGH rates of diabetes.
The only way to change the death rate is to work on prevention of pancreatic and liver cancers -maintain a healthy weight, eat well and prevent diabetes. That means a focus on vegetables, fruits, and whole-grains, with reasonable servings of carbohydrate-containing foods.
Eat WELL. Be WELL.