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9 Common Cancer Myths and Misconceptions

#9. If no one in family has had cancer, does that cancer mean risk-free?

If no one in family has had cancer, does that cancer mean risk-free? - Cancer Myths and Misconceptions

No. Based on the most recent data, about 40 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lives. Most cancers are caused by genetic changes that occur throughout a person’s lifetime as a natural result of aging and exposure to environmental factors, such as tobacco smoke and radiation. Other factors, such as what kind of food you eat, how much you eat, and whether you exercise, may also influence your risk of developing cancer. Source

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