Almost everyone is worried about cancer these days. While you can’t eliminate all risk factors for the disease, most are changeable. Here are nine proven risk factors for cancer, according to Cancer: Prevention and Politics:
Age. Most cancers strike over the age of 45. That doesn’t mean you’re immune if you’re younger than that, but it does mean as you age you should make sure to improve the factors you can change.
Bad habits–smoking (increases lung cancer), excessive alcohol consumption has been linked with cancer, using illicit drugs also plays a role in some types of cancer.
Geographical location. Industrialized countries have much higher rates of certain cancers than undeveloped countries. However, it is believed that environmental factors such as lifestyle, culture, diet, water, and air quality may play roles in cancers linked by geographical region.
Diet. High fat intake is linked to breast, colon, ovarian, kidney, lung, and endometrial cancers; low fiber intake is linked to higher rates of colon cancer; increased phytoestrogen intake may be linked with lower rates of breast cancer.
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