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6 March 2020

International Women’s Day 2020: IARC scientists offer advice to help women reduce their cancer risk

Globally, more than 8.5 million women are diagnosed with cancer each year. Nearly half of these cases could be avoided with effective prevention measures. To mark International Women’s Day, which occurs on 8 March each year, we asked three experts in cancer prevention to share some simple steps that women can take to reduce their risk of developing cancer.

Dr Valerie McCormack, Dr Véronique Chajès, Dr Mary Schubauer-Berigan and explain some cancer risk factors that women may encounter and present ways in which women can take action to avoid or reduce their exposure to these risk factors.

International Women’s Day 2020 Videos


Dr Valerie McCormack on the essential information that women should be aware of to reduce their cancer risk
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Dr Mary Schubauer-Berigan on reducing your risk of lung cancer

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Dr Véronique Chajès on habits to avoid and adopt to reduce your risk of many different types of cancer
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Published in section: Featured News

Publication date: 6 March, 2020, 10:38

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