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How does children's cnacer affect me? is it a reflection of pollution and toxins in our (and my) food and water?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Childhood cancer: It's particularly tragic when children suffer cancer. Cancer in them, as in adults, can be genetically or environmentally linked. However, to address your concern about what are your risks when a child contracts a malignancy, rest assured that toxic exposures on their part are likely more limited than you might accumulate having lived longer into adulthood. Eat healthy, avoid smoking, exercise.

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