It’s official. Cancer is now the leading killer in Canada. StatsCan just announced the results of a 2008 study, which shows cancer accounting for 30 percent of all deaths. Heart disease is the second largest killer, causing 21 percent of Canadian fatalities annually.
Each and every one of us has been affected by the big C word. And for the first time, if you’re between the ages of 35 and 84, cancer is the top cause of death.
With this news, I’m reminded of how important a healthy lifestyle is. Just a few weeks ago, we published a piece on breast cancer risk factors that can be reduced by lifestyle choices alone. It definitely hit a nerve with our readers. We know you can prevent cancer with good nutrition and we’ve even listed 10 ways to cut your cancer risk.
Tell us: Why do you think so many Canadians are affected by cancer?