SCI 162 Week Eight DQ 4 - risks are age(50 years or older...

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The most common types of cancer are Lung, Breast, Colon and Rectal, Skin, Prostate, Ovarian, Uterine, Testicular, and Pancreatic cancers. Leukemia is also a form of cancer. Each of these cancers belongs to a type or category. These categories are; Carcinomas, Sarcomas, Lymphomas and Leukemia’s. Each type of cancer has slightly different risk factors and treatments though many share types of risks such as alcohol consumption, obesity and a family history of the disease and the treatments can overlap as well many preferring to use surgery or chemotherapy as a cure. Lung cancer risk factors are smoking or using tobacco products or even inhaling second hand smoke having been polluted by a nearby smoker and treatment of this cancer includes radiation. Breast cancer though more prominent in women affects men as well and risk factors are age, oral contraceptives and factors dealing with menstrual cycles. Treatment varies from lumpectomy to mastectomy. Additional Colon and Rectal cancer
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Unformatted text preview: risks are age (50 years or older) as low amounts of fruits and vegetable eaten and an additional treatment type is the choice of radiation. Skin cancer is mainly caused by an overexposure to the sun’s harmful rays; factors for this include having fair skin, light hair colors, or eyes in the colors of blue, green or gray. Other risks include spending lots of time outdoors and not using a sunscreen (or an appropriate sunscreen). Radiation is a common type of treatment for this malady. Prostate cancer risks include; age, race, nationality, diet, and vasectomies. Ovarian cancer risks are having had other types of cancer, never having been pregnant and taking fertility drugs. Uterine cancer risks include intercourse at a younger age, having multiple sexual partners, and some STI’s. Testicular cancer risks include undescended testicles, and genetics may play a role as well....
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