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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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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2011 for the course BIO BSC1010 taught by Professor Gwenhauner during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10