Common habits that increase risk of cancer

Cancer is a death causing disease and occurs in many forms. There is no cure for the disease and is one of the leading causes of death across the world. Here are some habits that have been found to cause cancer and should be given up.

  1. The most common cause of cancer is the consumption of tobacco and its products. Despite health warnings, the use of tobacco is on a rise in the society resulting in increase of cancer cases.

  2. Obesity is also a factor that increases the risk of cancer. Keeping fit and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can keep a person cancer free.

  3. Alcohol consumption is also a reason behind high cancer risk. Alcohol can lead to liver cancer. Cancers of mouth, throat, colon, rectal and breast

  4. Over exposure to direct sunlight can cause skin cancers. Excess of UV rays in the sun are capable of damaging skin's DNA.

  5. Too much consumption of red meat or processed meat can increase risks of cancer.

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