Do You Really Know What Causes Cancer? Study Says, You Don’t

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What Causes Cancer

What Causes CancerYou know that cancer is a real threat, but do you know what can cause it? Well, as I recently found out, according to a new survey, there’s a good chance you don’t.

Lifestyle decisions can play a big role in your risk for a number of cancers. Colon cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, kidney cancer, and pancreatic cancer are all linked to the decisions you make every day. Not every case of these types of cancer is based on lifestyle factors, but a number of them are. Makes sense, right? Strangely, only a minority of Americans realizes this.
Majority of Americans Don’t Know What Causes Cancer

However, most Americans, yourself maybe included, believe that a number of external factors are causing cancer. And this is true even if there’s little to nothing proving that they actually do. As I read in a recent survey by the American Institute for Cancer Research, between 54% and 62% of respondents believe things like psychological stress, hormones in beef, GMOs (genetically modified organisms), and “food additives” increase cancer risk.

This is a problem, because it shows there is really little public awareness about what increases cancer risk. Strong research indicates that about half of all cancer deaths can be prevented by lifestyle choices. Things like not smoking, eating a healthy and balanced diet, exercising, and maintaining a healthy weight are effective ways to reduce the risk of a number of cancers.
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