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Health & Fitness Which factors could have contributed to Louis Hayward's deadly tumour?

03:00  26 november  2022
03:00  26 november  2022 Source:   express.co.uk

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The tumour caused so much damage that by February 21, 1985, Louis Hayward was pronounced dead. During his lifetime, the South African born actor made a name for himself starring in films such as Walk A Crooked Mile (1948) and The Strange Woman (1946). An everlasting star on the Walk Of Fame celebrates the talent Hayward brought to the entertainment industry.

Having lived till 75, his encounter with cancer can, in part, be attributed to his habit of smoking three packs of cigarettes a day for more than half a century.

The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says: "Cigarette smoking can cause cancer almost anywhere in the body.

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"Smoke from other people's cigarettes, pipes, or cigars (secondhand smoke) also causes lung cancer."

While vaping wasn't an option for people like Hayward, the smoking cessation tool has become popular in the UK.

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Louis was a big movie star © Getty Louis was a big movie star

Expanding on the growing area of research on e-cigarettes, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has noted the adverse health risks associated with vaping.

"Long-term use of electronic cigarettes, or vaping products, can significantly impair the function of the body's blood vessels," the National Institutes of Health (NIH) notes.

Vaping then increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, which has been documented in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology.

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While there is no current connection between vaping and cancer, that's not to say that evidence will not come to light in years to come.

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Cancer risk factors

Cancer Research UK states that 33 percent of cancers are linked to exposure to tobacco smoke.

Eighteen percent of cancer cases worldwide are linked to infections, and 12 percent of cases are associated with alcohol consumption.

Macmillan Cancer Support added that older age, a family history of the disease, and obesity are other risk factors for developing cancer.

How to reduce your risk of cancer

There are ways to reduce your risk of cancer, Cancer Research UK says.

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Louis starred in Walk A Crooked Mile © Getty Louis starred in Walk A Crooked Mile

"Research shows that things like stopping smoking and keeping a healthy weight can reduce the risk of cancer," the charity adds.

Being more active, eating and drinking healthily, not smoking, being a healthy weight, and drinking no alcohol could reduce your risk of cancer.

Moreover, it's helpful to be "safe in the sun", meaning you wear sun protection.

"Too much UV radiation from the sun or sunbeds damages our skin cells," Cancer Research UK elaborates.

Signs of mouth cancer © Express Signs of mouth cancer

There are numerous types of cancer, which is why it's advisable to visit your doctor if you are experiencing troubling symptoms.

The sooner any type of cancer is diagnosed and treated, the better the outcome is likely to be.

Signs of cancer to watch out for:

  • Coughing for three weeks or more
  • Changes in bowel habits
  • Unexplained bleeding
  • Lumps
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Fatigue.

Louis Hayward starred in The Black Arrow, which is showcasing on Friday, November 25 on Film4 at 3.20pm.

Dad, 34, diagnosed with incurable brain tumour just months after birth of baby daughter .
The family of Owain James now needs to raise £250,000 for a private treatmentAfter visiting the A&E department at the The Grange University Hospital in Cwmbran and undergoing scans it was discovered that he was living with a grade-four brain tumour, known as a glioma, and would need urgent surgery. Medics admitted that if no action had been taken the Caerphilly resident would have died months later.

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