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More British women develop cancer than European counterparts

According to figures from The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF), almost a fifth more women in the UK develop cancer before the age of 75, compared to those on the continent.  The World Cancer Research Fund fear that the difference could be because British women drink and eat too much.

The Office of National Statistics has recently reported that 130,043 women were newly diagnosed with the disease in England alone in 2009, a rise of 2.6 per cent on the previous year, and if this trend carries on, the NHS face a big problem.
According to Dr Rachel Thompson, Deputy Head of Science for WCRF, about a third of the most common cancers could be prevented by eating healthily, being physically active and maintaining a healthy weight. And for breast cancer, which is the most common type of cancer in women, WCRF say about four in 10 cases could be prevented through lifestyle changes.
Charities such as Fighting All Cancer Together (FACT) work hard to support people with cancer and their friends and family members going through it with them, they also work with school children on how to prevent cancer.  They take the skin cancer awareness message directly into the schools, where they also encourage the children to eat healthy foods and exercise.
Insurancewith support FACT through the sale of our cancer travel insurance policies and donate £1 to charity for every policy sold.  A big part of recovering from cancer is relaxing with friends and family on holiday and Insurancewith are pleased to be able to help people find affordable travel insurance with cancer cover while supporting such a worthwhile charity like FACT.


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