Tobacco and alcohol are the main causes of cancer
Even so, research has shown that about 50% of cancers are not caused by a known risk factor, and that means early diagnosis and effective treatment also need to be accompanied by increased prevention efforts.
According to a experts, nearly 50% of cancer cases globally originate from tobacco or alcohol.
The Global Burden of Disease study is a research program conducted worldwide, with the participation of thousands of researchers from almost every country.
The study analyzed the impact of 34 risk factors and reaffirmed previously widely known information that smoking is by far the biggest contributor to cancer – accounting for 33.9% of cases, followed by alcohol at 7.4%.
More than 50% of men’s cancer deaths are due to these risk factors.