Lifestyle takes into account many dimensions involving the
physical, mental, social, economic and spiritual aspects. The
diagnosis of cancer for any individual therefore affects some or
all of the dimensions involved with lifestyle. Almost 13 million
people worldwide are diagnosed with cancer each year and
about 8 million will die from the disease. However, with
advances in the detection and treatment, it is estimated that over
25 million people are alive with a past diagnosis of cancer.