Monday, May 21, 2007

Causes of Cancer

Nearly all types of cancer are common in middle-aged and elderly people than in young people. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer for both men and women. The most common type of cancer among men is prostate cancer; among women, it is breast cancer. Brain cancer and leukemia are the most common cancers in children and young adults.

As stipulated by years of research, clearly cancer does not develop as a result of injury. Cancer develops gradually as a result of a complex mix of factors related to environment, lifestyle and heredity. Though certain viruses may increase the risk of some types of cancer, cancer is not contagious. This means that cancer cannot be passed on through contact with another individual.

About 80% of all cancers are related to the use of tobacco products, to what we consume or ingest and to a lesser extent, to exposure to radiation or cancer-causing agents in the environment and the workplace. Some people are more sensitive to these cancer-causing factors than others.

3 comments:

Electronic Medical Records said...

The information provided by your site is very helpful in increasing knowledge about cancer .

Health Advocate said...

Yes it is a gradual development and it has been been a research finding that all living creatures have the potential of getting it...and it depends who gets more closely affected by the causing factors.

natural prostate health said...

What a great and concise overview of cancer. Thanks for just laying out the facts on the table, and helping to find a way to better explain cancer to children.