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50 Percent of Cancers May Be Preventable, Avoid These Carcinogens to Stay Healthy

Did you know that  up to 50 percent  of all cancers are actually preventable? Genetics Is Not the Only Risk Factor for Cancer It is  estimated  that 40 out of 100 men and 39 out of 100 women in the United States will develop cancer during their lifetime. In addition to genetic factors, lifestyle, and eating habits, cancers are also caused by external carcinogenic factors.   For example, ultraviolet rays and ionizing radiation are physical carcinogens; and asbestos pollution in old buildings, alcohol, and aflatoxin in stale peanuts are chemical carcinogens. There are also some bacteria and viruses that can cause cancer, such as Helicobacter pylori—which we can be infected with through food and water consumption, as well as human papillomavirus. These are biological carcinogens. Cancer gene mutations may be difficult to control, but cancer can be prevented to a large extent if these external carcinogenic factors are effectively controlled, and healthy living and eating habits are followe