Eiko Saito, a senior research fellow with the National Center for Global Health and Medicine. Cancer causes an annual economic burden of 2.8597 trillion yen on Japanese society, with “preventable” varieties of the disease accounting for 1.0240 trillion yen, or 35 percent, of the total, researchers say.© Asahi Shimbun
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Promoting regular cancer screening and HPV vaccination, as well as campaigning against smoking, could help reduce the economic burden.
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