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Cancer Predispositions

Cancer has been attributed to many factors that are considered to be preventable.
  • Exposure to toxins and chemicals, or carcinogens
    • Cigarette smoke and tobacco products
    • Industrial pollutants and pesticides
    • Heavy alcohol consumption
  • Exposure to infectious agents
    • Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV)
    • Human papilloma virus (HPV)
    • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
    • Helicobacter pylori
  • Exposure to harmful ultraviolet rays
    • Prolonged sunlight exposure
    • Tanning beds
  • Obesity
    • Lack of physical exercise
    • Poor nutrition