“Cancer is a preventable disease that requires major lifestyle changes”, says M.D. Anderson researcher Dr. Bharat Aggarwal.
He observes that only 5-10% of cancer cases can be attributed to genetic defects, with the remaining 90-95% of cases being rooted in environmental and lifestyle causes.
This also extends to cancer-related deaths. He states, “The evidence indicates that of all cancer-related deaths, almost 25-30% are related to tobacco, as many as 30-35% are linked to diet, about 15-20% are due to infections, and the remaining percentage are due to factors like radiation, stress, physical activity, and environmental pollutants.”