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LUNG CANCER =
*potential after 20-30yrs from asbestos exposure
*Smoking
BREAST CANCER =
20% of all cancers in women.
Family history & genetics - Gene BRCA1 & 2
CERVICAL CANCER =
CIV -commonly occurs ito a sml degree of women.
HODGKINS LYMPHOMA
occurs between 20-30 & 60-70 yrs
PANCREATIC CANCER -
4th most common in men
5th most common in women cause of death in USA
COLON/RECTUM CANCER =
2nd most common cause of cancer death in men & women.
low fibre diet. Pickled or smoked foods = risk factors
RISK FACTORS =
*Chronic Inflammation - conditions of prolonged inflammation can increase the risk of cancer ie bowel disease (crohns)
*Family history and genetics
*Tobacco
*Alcohol
*Diet
*Reproductive and sexual behaviour
*Early menstruation - no pregnancies, the pill
*Occupational and Industrial pollution eg asbestos
*Radiation - causes cell mutation, skin cancer
*Infection - Hepatitis B&C, Helicobacter pylori
*Hormones - Oestrogen
*Obesity
LIVER & STOMACH =
Alcohol.