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cancer facts 1

WHO:

cancer arises from changes in a┬ásingle cell. these changes are the result of the interaction between a person’s genetic factors and three categories of external agents, including:

  • physical carcinogens, such as ultraviolet and ionizing radiation;
  • chemical carcinogens, such as asbestos, components of tobacco smoke, aflatoxin (a food contaminant) and arsenic (a drinking water contaminant); and
  • biological carcinogens, such as infections from certain viruses, bacteria or parasites.

about 30% of cancer deaths are due to the five leading behavioral and dietary risks: Continue reading