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Lifestyle choices that cause and reduce the risk of getting cancer
Cancer

Lifestyle choices that cause and reduce the risk of getting cancer

It is said that approximately 45 percent of cancers in men and 40 percent of cancers in women could be prevented by living a healthier lifestyle, a report from the Cancer Research UK concludes. Our lifestyle choices and the way we lead our day-to-day lives can affect our risk of developing cancer. The lifestyle choices that contribute to one getting cancer may include alcohol consumption, being overweight, smoking and not maintaining a healthy lifestyle. These lifestyle choices, in addition to…
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Triple negative breast cancer
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Triple negative breast cancer

These subtypes of breast cancer are generally diagnosed based upon the presence, or lack of, three “receptors” known to fuel most breast cancers: estrogen receptors, progesterone receptors and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) Triple negative breast cancer is a result of the lack of the 3 receptors; estrogen, progestrogen and HER2, hence the name triple negative receptors. Luckily this can be cured through chemotherapy. Several studies suggest that being premenopausal or of African ancestry increases your risk of developing…
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Risk factors for cancer
Cancer

Risk factors for cancer

When talking about the risk of cancer usually we are referring the chances in which a person can develop cancer or chances in which it will recur. It is normally not possible to know exactly why one person develops cancer but research has shown that certain risk factors may increase a person’s chances of developing cancer. The general risk factors are; • Old age and family history• Using tobacco• Specific chemicals or other substances• Exposure to radiation, including ultraviolent radiation…
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