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UK public lacks knowledge on preventable cancers

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 13 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:113
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

    A survey by Cancer Research UK shows that many people are unaware of the preventable causes of cancer. The charity did the survey to coincide with the launch of its “Reduce the risk” campaign, aimed at educating the public to make lifestyle changes to help reduce the risk of cancer.

    Launching the campaign, chief executive Alex Markham said, “We estimate that half of cancer cases could be prevented. There is no magic pill to prevent us getting the disease, but there are many things …

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