Cancer risk factors include exposure to chemicals or other substances, as well as certain behaviours. They also include things people cannot control, like age and family history.
It’s usually not possible to know exactly why one person develops cancer and another doesn’t. But research has shown that certain risk factors may increase a person’s chances of developing cancer. The list below includes the most-studied known or suspected risk factors for cancer:
Age, Alcohol, Cancer-Causing Substances, Chronic Inflammation, Diet, Hormones, Immunosuppression, Infectious Agents, Obesity, Radiation, Sunlight and Tobacco.
Limiting your exposure to avoidable risk factors may lower your risk of developing certain cancers. However, we need to take proactive measures in protecting ourselves not only against cancer, but also to make sure adequate financial support should it does hit us.
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