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The Rumors & Realities of Cancer



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ANCHOR LEAD: October is national breast cancer awareness month, and a new survey finds out just how much women worry about developing the disease. Chanel Caraway has more on what women can do to help stay healthy and lower their cancer risk. (:59) SCRIPT: Lifestyles, I'm Chanel Caraway. In a survey of more than 1000 young women, SELF Magazine and Bing, Microsoft's search engine, find 71-percent of those polled are concerned about cancer. Editor-in-Chief of SELF magazine – co-founder of the pink ribbon – Lucy Danziger. CUT: (Danziger) First, some reassuring news… 80% of lumps turn out not to be cancer. Of course, get checked out – but don't freak out. And 99% of cancers caught in the earlier stage is treatable to a 5-year cure. We have all the latest research in the Women's Cancer Handbook in the October issue of SELF on sale now. SCRIPT: Danziger says that simple everyday choices are key in helping prevent cancer. CUT: (Danziger) Things like what you eat, how much you way, how often you exercise… even your alcohol intake all affect your lifetime cancer risk. For example, keep it to one drink a day not more, to keep your risk low. We have more research-based lifestyle tips at SELF.com. Because living healthy is actually easy. SCRIPT: Additional information on cancer prevention can be found by searching at Bing.com. That's Lifestyles from Bing.
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