16 - Understanding Your Personal Risk Although there are...

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Understanding Your Personal Risk Although there are some types of cancer that you may be predisposed to due to genetic, biological, and/or environmental causes, there are many more that may be prevented through lifestyle changes and risk reduction strategies. If you carefully asses your risk, you can then make behavior changes that may make you less susceptible to various cancers. By answering each of the following questions, you will have an indication of your susceptibility. Of course, no single instrument can serve as a complete risk assessment or diagnostic guide. These questions merely serve as the basis for person introspection and thoughtful planning about ways to reduce your risk. Read each of the questions and type a in the total number of points for each one of the sections. Be honest and accurate in order to get the most complete understanding of your cancer risk. Individual scores for specific questions should not be interpreted as precise measure of relative risk, but the totals in each section give a general indication of your risk. Section 1: Breast Cancer
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course PE 101 taught by Professor Drye during the Spring '08 term at Mississippi State.

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