Prevention of Cancer

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Prevention of Cancer Behavior patterns contribute to approximately 40% of all cancers. Diet plays role in 35% of all cancer cases. The environment, workplace pollutants and natural causes play a role in the rest. 60% of cancer deaths can be prevented by not smoking and with diet, exercise, and screening. Smoking Smoking is responsible for 30% of all cancer deaths and 87% of all lung cancer cases. It causes 90% of lung cancer cases in men and 79% of lung cancer cases in women. Sun Ultraviolet radiation from the sun causes almost all cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancers. It is also a major factor in the incidence of melanoma. Alcohol Alcohol is associated with cancers of the mouth, throat, esophagus, larynx, and liver. Alcohol is even more dangerous if drinking is accompanied by tobacco use (smoking or
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Unformatted text preview: chewing). Radiation Radiation such as X-rays causes cancer. Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that reaches high concentrations in some houses. It causes lung cancer, especially in smokers. Regular Examination Regular self-examination of the breasts and testes can help detect cancers in these areas at an early stage. Occupational Hazards Industrial chemicals such as nickel, chromate, asbestos, and vinyl chloride cause cancer. Smoking increases the risk associated with exposure to asbestos. Exposure to radiation is a significant threat in some occupations. Hormone Therapy Estrogen increases the risk of endometrial cancer but progesterone reduces the risk....
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