Prof Martin Wiseman, medical and scientific adviser for
the World Cancer Research Fund has suggested that thousands of people are
diagnosed every year with cancer that can be prevented.
Professor Martin Wiseman said that the number of
preventable cancer cases may be compared to a full Wembley Stadium. "When
health charities talk about numbers of cases, it can often be difficult to
really comprehend what that means. But we hope that by comparing it to
something that is easier to imagine like the capacity of Wembley, we will be
able show the scale of the problem that we face," he added.
The number one preventable cause of cancer is smoking,
but certain other lifestyles are also indicted in causing tumors.
The charity said that
avoiding smoking, alcohol, eating plenty of fruits and vegetables and being as
lean as possible were some of the measures that could prevent cancer.